Chef Workstation 0.15.18 Released!

We are delighted to announce the availability of version 0.15.18 of Chef Workstation.

Bug Fixes

  • We fixed an issue with the macOS Catalina (10.15) notarization process. In Chef Workstation 0.15.6, users were seeing errors when trying to run chef install and other tools. These errors had a message similar to: terminated by signal SIGKILL (Forced quit)). This type of error was caused by ffi attempts to load native bindings into insecure memory, which is disabled by default in MacOS Catalina. We added an entitlement to allow this loading to happen.

    Apple previously detailed updates to the notarization process that takes effect on February 3rd, 2020. You can read about the notarization requirements and process here.

Updated Components

  • Updated win32-service from 2.1.4 to 2.1.5. This version removes deprecation warnings about the ffi gem from being outputted on Windows. Thank you @Dreweasland for this fix!

Get the Build

If you are running the Chef Workstation toolbar application you can download this version from the menu after the app next update check. You can also download binaries directly from

As always, we welcome your feedback and invite you to contact us directly or share your email. Thanks for using Chef Workstation!