Cab't add node to group

Chef Server version 12.8.0, Chef Manage version 2.4.0

I created a new group and tried to add a node to the group.

Error message

“Sorry, but that is not a valid member name”

The docs imply that objects can belong to multiple groups.

Is this by design or a flaw?


You are creating a group for chef users and trying to input node name in the field. You can input only registered user names in that group.

I opened a ticket with support and…

Turns out this is a known bug

My ticket is being setup up the chain, we will see what happens.

As a workaround it was suggested to install knife-acl and use it to manage the groups.