Automate 2 version 20190131011635 Released!


We are delighted to announce the availability of version 20190131011635 of Chef Automate 2.


  • New Name, Same Awesome: The Admin page has been renamed to Settings.
  • Where's Waldo?: Notifications, Node Credentials, and Node Integrations can all now be found in the newly named Settings page.
  • Moved Around: General Settings is now called Node Lifecycle, and located under the newly named Settings page.
  • Improved Compliance: The STIG RedHat 7 preview compliance profile includes:
    • SV-86555r2_rule (Existing passwords are restricted to a 60-day maximum lifetime.)
    • SV-86619r2_rule (Default permissions for authenticated users ensure the user can only read and modify their own files.)
    • SV-86627r2_rule (Group Identifiers (GIDs) referenced in /etc/passwd are defined in the /etc/group.)
    • SV-86747r4_rule (Audit all uses of the creat syscall.)
    • SV-86749r4_rule (Audit all uses of the open syscall.)
    • SV-86751r4_rule (Audit all uses of the openat syscall.)
    • SV-86753r4_rule (Audit all uses of the open_by_handle_at syscall.)
    • SV-86755r4_rule (Audit all uses of the truncate syscall.)
    • SV-86757r4_rule (Audit all uses of the ftruncate syscall.)
    • SV-86795r6_rule (Audit all uses of the mount command and syscall.)
    • SV-86877r3_rule (SSH daemon must only use MACs employing FIPS 140-2 approved cryptographic hash algorithms.)
    • SV-86943r2_rule (System must not forward IPv6 source-routed packets.)

Bug Fixes

  • Not the Silent Deep: chef-automate backup delete command no longer silently fails to delete backups.
  • Clear-cutting: Internal request logs were being written to disk without log rotation. No more! Our fix cleans up any instances of these logs that have been left around.
  • The Client-run Export now has:
    • Corrected behavior of Total Resource Count to provide correct values.
    • Removed fields that should not be associated with a node.
  • Clear Away: Node credential validation used to wrongly display an error, but we worked it out.
  • Resolved: A Compliance report export error when exporting larger reports is now fixed.
  • Can't Click That: Disabled buttons no longer act as clickable on mouse-over.

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!