Chef Workstation 21.11.679 Released!

We are delighted to announce the availability of version 21.11.679 of Chef Workstation.


Chef Infra Client 17.7.29

Chef Infra Client has been updated from 17.6.18 to 17.7.29 with improved secrets manager support for Azure Key Vault, improvements to agentless Chef Infra Client runs with Target Mode, and multiple updated resources. See the Chef Infra Client 17.7.22 Release Notes and Chef Infra Client 17.7.29 Release Notes for more details.

Chef InSpec 4.49.0

Chef InSpec has been updated from 4.46.13 to 4.49.0 with the following updates:

New Features

  • Added support for testing Cassandra DB configurations and CQL commands.
  • Added the CLI option --filter-waived-controls to increase execution speed when using waivers.
  • Integrated inspec check with Cookstyle.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved case sensitivity issue for Windows users and group resources.
  • Fixed the oracledb_session resource when invoking a query using OS user and DB role.
  • Additional oracledb_session resource fixes.

Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen has been updated from 3.1.0 to 3.1.1 with improved progress logging in the ssh transport. Thanks @karmix!

Kitchen Dokken

The Test Kitchen plugin kitchen-dokken now includes colored output in the terminal to distinguish between multiple nodes converging at the same time and also includes improved support for Docker on Windows.

Kitchen EC2

The Test Kitchen plugin kitchen-ec2 has been updated with better platform support and error handling:

  • Test Kitchen no longer waits 300 seconds during kitchen destroy if the AWS instance was destroyed outside of Test Kitchen.
  • Supports using vendor images of Windows 2022
  • Supports using vendor images of Debian 10 or later

knife acl

The knife acl command now supports setting acls on cookbook_artifacts objects on the Chef Infra Server.

Habitat 1.6.420

Habitat has been updated from 1.6.351 to 1.6.420 with many behind-the-scenes updates.

Cookstyle 7.25.9

Cookstyle has been updated from 7.25.6 to 7.25.9 with many improvements to its code linting engine.

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!

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