Chef 14.10.9 Released!


Hey Everyone,

We're happy to announce the release of Chef v14.10.9! This release includes updated resources, a new InSpec release, and new deprecations.

Updated Resources


The windows_certificate resource is now fully idempotent and properly imports private keys. Thanks @Xorima for reporting these issues.


The apt_repository resource no longer creates .gpg directory in the user's home directory owned by root when installing repository keys. Thanks @omry for reporting this issue.


The git resource no longer displays the URL of the repository if the sensitive property is set.

InSpec 3.4.1

InSpec has been updated from 3.2.6 to 3.4.1. This new release adds new aws_billing_report / aws_billing_reports resources, resolves multiple bugs, and includes tons of under the hood improvements.

New Deprecations

knife cookbook site

Since Chef 13, knife cookbook site has actually called the knife supermarket command under the hood. In Chef 16 (April 2020), we will remove the knife cookbook site command in favor of knife supermarket.

Audit Mode

Chef's Audit mode was introduced in 2015 as a beta that needed to be enabled via client.rb. Its functionality has been superceded by InSpec and we will be removing this beta feature in Chef 15 (April 2019).

Cookbook Shadowing

Cookbook shadowing was deprecated in 0.10 and will be removed in Chef 15 (April 2019). Cookbook shadowing allowed combining cookbooks within a mono-repo, so long as the cookbooks in question had the same name and were present in both the cookbooks directory and the site-cookbooks directory.

Get the Build

As always, you can download binaries directly from or by using the mixlib-install command line utility:

$ mixlib-install download chef -v 14.10.9

Alternatively, you can install Chef using one of the following command options:

# In Shell
$ curl | sudo bash -s -- -P chef -v 14.10.9

# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -project chef -version 14.10.9

If you want to give this version a spin in Test Kitchen, create or add the following to your kitchen.yml file:

  product_name: chef
  product_version: 14.0.9