ChefDK 4.12 Released!

Hey Folks,

Happy Wednesday everyone. To celebrate we've shipped a new version of our legacy ChefDK 4 product. As always, we highly recommend you upgrade to the latest Chef Workstation release which includes over 100 additional Cookstyle rules, more Test Kitchen plugins, and the latest tools like Chef CLI and Chef Infra Client 16. If for some reason that's not possible be sure to check out this new release of DK with many great bug fixes and enhancements.

Updates Components

Chef InSpec

InSpec has been updated from 4.22.22 to 4.23.11. This release includes a --no-diff CLI option to suppress diff output for textual tests, a --sort_results_by CLI option to sort control output, and implements a sensitive mechanism to hide sensitive output.


The kitchen-azurerm plugin has been updated from 1.3.0 to 1.4.0. This release includes multiple bug fixes, as well as a new use_fqdn_hostname config option that forces using the instance's FQDN for all communication.


The kitchen-dokken plugin has been updated from 2.10.0 to 2.11.0. This release works with newer Docker API releases and resolves Ruby 2.7 compatibility warnings.


The kitchen-ec2 plugin has been updated from 3.7.1 to 3.8.0. This release now avoids beta releases of Red Hat when searching for AMIs to converge, allows multiple IP addresses to be specified when creating a security group, and fixes block_duration_minutes when creating spot instances.


The kitchen-inspec plugin has been updated from 2.0.0 to 2.2.1. This release includes the ability to disable input caching in InSpec, as well as a fix for using the junit reporter under Test Kitchen.

Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen has been updated from 2.7.0 to 2.7.2. This release marks the legacy chef_solo provisioner as unsafe for concurrency and includes various performance optimizations.


The knife-opc plugin has been updated from 0.4.6 to 0.4.7. This release includes a new --all-info flag for use with the knife opc user list command. This flag provides additional details on each listed user:

  display_name: Antima Gupta
  first_name:   Antima
  last_name:    Gupta
  display_name: Chef Server Superuser
  email:        root@localhost.localdomain
  first_name:   Chef
  last_name:    Server


The knife-ec2 plugin has been updated from 2.0.4 to 2.0.6. This release fixes an error that would occur when using the --server-connect-attribute private_ip_address flag.


The chef-vault gem has been updated from 4.0.11 to 4.0.12. This release fixes vault show -F json and knife vault list -F json displaying invalid JSON.

Getting the Build

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