Automate 2 version 20200429153636 Released!

We are delighted to announce the availability of version 20200429153636 of Chef Automate 2.

New Features

  • Pick and Choose: Add policies when you make an API token with the new policy dropdown menu.
  • The Whole Nine Yards: Use the new chef-automate backup integrity command to validate your Chef Habitat Builder snapshots. This command includes subcommands to run validation checks and show snapshots' validation status.


  • What's Not To Like?: Apply Changes in Project Filtering appears selectable in expected and appropriate situations.
  • Brownie Points: Take a look at our documented IAM Actions.
  • Heads Up: New Scan Jobs require a defined version for Chef Automate Profiles and validates this requirement at creation, which ensures the profile's searchability and prevents profile malformation.
  • Make a Bee-Line: We added a "created_at" field for the Nodes API endpoint, so you can see when the node first reported into Chef Automate.

Bug Fixes

  • Easy as Pie: We fixed the breadcrumb navigation, so now you can navigate easily through pages in Compliance Reports with filters intact.
  • Know Your Onions: We fixed our API versioning, making the API Docs even more useful.
  • Rise and Shine: We restored SSM node scanning functionality for AWS EC2 and Azure VM Scan Jobs.
  • Bee's Knees: Chef Automate allows buffer size configuration and rejects reports when too many messages exist in the buffer during ingestion.

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!