Chef 12 validation keys - where are the public keys?


#1

https://docs.getchef.com/upgrade_server_open_source_notes.html

The above article talks about validation keys for Chef 12, but it doesn’t tell one “where” the “public” validation key for the organization is. Am I missing something?

Chris


#2

On Dec 2, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Fouts, Chris Chris.Fouts@Sensus.com wrote:

https://docs.getchef.com/upgrade_server_open_source_notes.html

The above article talks about validation keys for Chef 12, but it doesn’t tell one “where” the “public” validation key for the organization is. Am I missing something?

Do you mean the public half of the key pair? It lives in the database next to all the other clients. the only thing that makes it special really is its permissions which are initialized when the org is created.

–Noah


#3

Yes my bad! I was under the impression that I needed the “public” key instead of the “private” key in my ~/.chef directory, but I know otherwise now. Thanks!

Chris

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Subject: [chef] Re: Chef 12 validation keys - where are the public keys?

On Dec 2, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Fouts, Chris Chris.Fouts@Sensus.com wrote:

https://docs.getchef.com/upgrade_server_open_source_notes.html

The above article talks about validation keys for Chef 12, but it doesn’t tell one “where” the “public” validation key for the organization is. Am I missing something?

Do you mean the public half of the key pair? It lives in the database next to all the other clients. the only thing that makes it special really is its permissions which are initialized when the org is created.

–Noah