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stunnel (25) Versions 4.0.0

Provides resources to help install and configure stunnel

cookbook 'stunnel', '= 4.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'stunnel', '= 4.0.0'
knife supermarket install stunnel
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Chef cookbook to install and configure stunnel


  • Chef 13

Platform Support

  • Ubuntu 14.04+
  • CentOS 6.9+


An stunnel_connection resource is provided for defining stunnel connections. As a client:

include_recipe 'stunnel'

stunnel_connection 'random_service' do
  connect "#{rnd_srv_node['ipaddress']}:#{rnd_srv_node['random_service']['port']}"
  accept node['random_service']['local_accept_port']
  notifies :restart, 'service[stunnel]'

As a server:

include_recipe 'stunnel::server'

stunnel_connection 'random_service' do
  accept node['random_service']['tunnel_port']
  connect node['random_service']['port']
  notifies :restart, 'service[stunnel]'


Lots of configurable attributes:

default['stunnel']['install_method'] = 'package'  # the other valid option is 'source'

default['stunnel']['packages'] = %w(stunnel4)
default['stunnel']['service_name'] = 'stunnel4'

default['stunnel']['ssl_dir'] = '/etc/ssl'
default['stunnel']['server_ssl_req']  = "/C=US/ST=Several/L=Locality/O=Example/OU=Operations/CN=#{node['fqdn']}/emailAddress=root@#{node['fqdn']}"
default['stunnel']['cert_fqdn'] = node['fqdn']

default['stunnel']['use_chroot'] = false
default['stunnel']['chroot_path'] = "/usr/var/lib/stunnel"
default['stunnel']['pidfile'] = "/tmp/"
default['stunnel']['user'] = "root"
default['stunnel']['group'] = "root"
default['stunnel']['ulimit'] = nil # set to a number to add ulimit setting to init script

default['stunnel']['https']['enabled'] = false
default['stunnel']['https']['accept_port'] = "443"
default['stunnel']['https']['connect_port'] = "81"

default['stunnel']['client_mode'] = true

default['stunnel']['fips'] = nil
default['stunnel']['ssl_version'] = 'all'
default['stunnel']['ssl_options'] = 'NO_SSLv2'
default['stunnel']['socket_tunings'] = %w(l:TCP_NODELAY=1 r:TCP_NODELAY=1)
default['stunnel']['compression'] = nil # zlib
default['stunnel']['debug'] = nil # 3
default['stunnel']['output'] = '/var/log/stunnel.log'

# key value pair mapping for default var file
default['stunnel']['default']['enabled'] = 1
default['stunnel']['default']['files'] = '/etc/stunnel/*.conf'
default['stunnel']['default']['options'] = ''


FIPS mode can be enabled or disabled with the attribute ['stunnel']['fips']. A value of nil will omit the
"fips" setting from the config file altogether, falling back to the default behavior for that version of stunnel:

  • For 4.x releases FIPS defaults to on if stunnel was compiled with FIPS support.
  • For 5.x releases FIPS defaults to off.

ChefSpec Matchers

A set of ChefSpec matchers is included for unit testing with ChefSpec. These
are automatically available when you make this cookbook a dependency in your
cookbook's metadata. To illustrate:

Recipe code:

stunnel_connection 'haproxy_ssl' do
  accept    '443'
  connect   '8443'

And the matching spec:

it 'should create stunnel_connection haproxy_ssl' do
  expect(chef_run).to create_stunnel_connection('haproxy_ssl').with(
    accept:  '443',
    connect: '8443'

You can also make assertions for notifying other resources:

it 'should notify stunnel to restart on changes to stunnel_connection[haproxy_ssl]' do
  resource = chef_run.stunnel_connection('haproxy_ssl')
  expect(resource).to notify('service[stunnel]').to(:restart)

A matcher for the delete action is also available:

it 'should delete stunnel_connection haproxy_ssl' do
  expect(chef_run).to delete_stunnel_connection('haproxy_ssl')

Testing Locally

To run the tests, make sure you've got the latest ChefDK along with
Vagrant then you can run chef exec kitchen test which will run the
entire test suite on all platforms.

License and Authors

Copyright:: 2016-2018 DNSimple Corp

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

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v2.3.0 (2016-11-23)

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v2.2.0 (2016-11-15)

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  • Latest version 0.2.5 should be version 2.0.5 #16

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v2.1.0 (2014-04-11)

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  • Added CAfile, cert, verify (eg. 1, 2, 3) to stunnel_connection resource #18 (portertech)
  • Add override for client_mode option per connection #12 (autrejacoupa)

v2.0.4 (2013-06-19)

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