Chef Manage Can't create new role

Fresh install of Chef server and chef manage

Under Policy -> Roles, the Create button is black and I can click it, but nothing happens. Am I missing something to activate it? I have tried multiple browsers.

chef-server 12.8.0

I don’t know if this is still a problem for the original poster, but this also happened to me today. For posterity and for future users who may run into a similar problem, I’m posting my solution here.

I am running Chef Server 12.8.0 on CentOS 7. The problem itself doesn’t actually have anything to do with the Chef Server 12.8.0 core, but rather the Chef Manage interface. The problem I experienced was with Chef Manage 2.4.1.

Steps I took to resolve:

  1. Checked what version of Chef Manage is installed: rpm -qa | grep manage
  2. Compare to latest version found at:
  3. Downloaded latest version of Chef Manage: wget .el7.x86_64.rpm
  4. Installed with RPM: rpm -Uvh chef-manage-2.4.3-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
  5. Run Chef Manage reconfiguration: chef-manage-ctl reconfigure
  6. Restart Chef Manage: chef-manage-ctl restart

Once I completed the above steps, I reloaded the Chef Manage UI, logged back in, and I can now create roles.