Automate 2 version 20190124232144 Released!

We are delighted to announce the availability of version 20190124232144 of Chef Automate 2.

New Features

  • Client Runs: Search and filter by Chef tags! You'll see filter in the client runs search-bar.


  • See What You Need: You'll only see the nodes that you added manually or through a cloud integration on the Scanner Nodes Page. You won't see all ingested compliance nodes.

  • Sort & Report: When you filter a Compliance report by a control, that's what you'll get on your exported CSV or JSON.

  • That's So Metadata: See the Chef Client version for each node in the nodes-list view by clicking the gear icon at top right of table and checking that checkbox.

  • That's So Metadata: Navigate to the Chef Client run summary view and you'll find that we now display the chef-client version on the node as well as deprecations count.

  • Improved Compliance: The STIG Windows Server 2016 preview compliance profile includes:

    • SV-87923r1_rule (Software certificate installation files must be removed from Windows Server 2016.)
    • SV-88287r1_rule (The built-in administrator account must be renamed.)
    • SV-88289r1_rule (The built-in guest account must be renamed.)
    • SV-88475r1_rule (The built-in guest account must be disabled.)
  • Improved Compliance: The STIG RedHat 7 preview compliance profile includes:

    • SV-86551r2_rule (operating system must be configured so that passwords are restricted to a 24 hours/1 day minimum lifetime.)

Bug Fixes

  • Inspec 1 Reports: Automate accepts reports generated with InSpec 1 as well as InSpec 2. Not to nag, but we'd still like you to update to the new InSpec, ASAP.
  • There Can Only Be One: Prevent users from creating credentials with both a password and ssh key. Only one or the other should be included in a credential.

How to Upgrade

By default Chef Automate 2 will automatically upgrade to this new version. If you have disabled automatic upgrades you can manually initiate an upgrade by running:

chef-automate upgrade run

As always, we welcome your feedback and invite you to contact us directly or share your feedback online. Thanks for using Chef Automate 2!