Automate 2 version 20200115001116 Released!

We are delighted to announce the availability of version 20200115001116 of Chef Automate 2.

New Features

  • Point of Reference: Check out our InSpec profiles for the CIS RHEL 8 v1.0.0 benchmark.


  • Specific: Filtering by one or more control filters returns Compliance Reports with only the specified controls.

Bug Fixes

  • Less is More: Selecting the last day of the year on the Compliance Reports date filter no longer shows all data for the entire year.
  • How Stimulating: You may notice fixes for various minor display issues, which previously required refreshing the web browser to display properly.
  • Only the Guest List: The compliance profiles for CIS Azure Foundations v1.1.0 have a performance fix to control 1.3 that limits the query of AD users to only Guest users.
  • Full Report: Exported reports from the Client Runs page now includes full results, and matches the displayed results on the Client Runs page.
  • Enforced: You can now select policy_name as a filter in Compliance Reports page.
  • Dedupe: Adding an aws-ec2 integration no longer creates duplicate node records as Chef Automate now recognizes nodes already reported by chef-client.

Beta Features


  • More API Docs: We added Applications-related API docs for Service Groups and Services and for Service Management.
  • New Option: Filter service groups and services by disconnected status.
  • No More Switch: We removed the backend feature flag for the Applications Dashboard.

Identity and Access Management v2

  • Required Conditions: A project now needs to have zero ingest rules and be up-to-date in order to be deleted.
  • Better: Fixed a bug that caused errors to display poorly when adding users to teams or adding members to policies.
  • Accurate: Experience improved progress percentage calculation for project updates.
  • As Is: Underscores no longer change to hyphens when using the UI to create IDs for teams, tokens, and projects.
  • Correct Terminology: IAM-related error messages now use "members" instead of "subjects" to align with IAM v2.

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!