Chef Infra Client 15.0.298 released!


Hey Everyone,

We have a small, but important bug fix release to Chef 15.0 that's now available. This release includes important Windows license acceptance and knife bootstrap fixes.


  • Allow accepting the license on non-interactive Windows sessions
  • Resolve license acceptance failures on Windows 2012 R2
  • Improve some knife and chef-client help text
  • Properly handle session_timeout default value in knife bootstrap
  • Avoid failures due to Train::Transports::SSHFailed class not being loaded in knife bootstrap
  • Resolve failures using the ca_trust_file option with knife bootstrap

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 15.0.298

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

# In Shell
$ curl | sudo bash -s -- -P chef -v 15.0.298

# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -project chef -version 15.0.298

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: 15.0.298

Test Kitchen Note

Chef 15 license acceptance requires Test Kitchen 2.2+ which will ship in the upcoming ChefDK 4 release. You can test Chef DK 4 by running one of our current builds available on or you can pin Test Kitchen to Chef 14 until our upcoming release ships.