Automate 2 version 20190729085402 Released!

We are delighted to announce the availability of version 20190729085402 of Chef Automate 2.

New Features

  • Login with SAML: You can now configure the name ID policy format to use. When left untouched, name ID policy format still defaults to urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:persistent. Please consult the documentation for the list of accepted values.
  • Check It Out: The following compliance profiles are now available:
    • CIS Apple OSX 10.12, v1.0.0
    • CIS Apple OSX 10.11, v1.1.0
    • CIS Apple OSX 10.10, v1.2.0
    • CIS Apple OSX 10.9, v1.3.0
    • CIS Apple OSX 10.8, v1.3.0
    • CIS Apple OSX 10.6, v1.0.0
    • CIS Apple OSX 10.5, v1.1.0
    • CIS Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, v1.0.0


  • Clear Your Mind: We removed the shadows from the top and left navigation menus to make Chef Automate easier on your eyes.
  • New Version: Chef InSpec has been upgraded to version 4.7.18.
  • Even More Suggestions: We increased the maximum number of suggestions on the Compliance page’s search bar to 100.
  • Better Sorting: We made improvements on how local users are filtered in the following Windows profiles:
    • CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2016, v1.1.0
    • CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2016, v1.0.0
    • CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2012, v2.0.1
    • CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, v2.3.0
    • CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, v2.2.1
    • STIG Microsoft Windows Server 2016, v001.009
    • STIG Microsoft Windows Server 2016, v001.006

Bug Fixes

  • Found: Our recent fix addresses some suggested values missing from the Compliance page’s search bar.
  • Getting Through: We squashed a bug where notifications were not being sent for some custom InSpec profiles.
  • No More Annoying Boxes: We turned off browser form autocompletion for both the Client Runs and Compliance pages’ search bars to save some sanity when entering a search filter.

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!