Meeting Notes for July 7 2022

Below are the meeting notes for this week's Community Meeting, a text-based meeting held weekly in #community-meetings on our community slack, which you can join:


Kiah shared

Hello Folks! Thanks for joining me for another community meeting

As usual, let’s kick things off with some updates for your educational viewing and reading pleasure:

Blog Posts to Check Out:
Secure your Cloud Native Environments Holistically
How to Work with Chef Data Bags
Chef InSpec with Docker

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July 20th- Manage Chef Deployments from the Cloud with Chef SaaS


Upcoming Livestreams:
Jul 27th- Habitat Office HoursTune in on YT or Twitch

Events to Attend:
Play ball with Chef Play ball with progress chef | Chef

  • July 26th Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ 1:20 PM - Wrigley Field, Chicago

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This week’s releases

Chef Automate

Kiah shared

Automate version 4.2.22 Released! This release includes support for OpenSearch connectivity over HTTP

Chef InSpec

Kiah shared

Chef Workstation 22.7.1006 Released! test-kitchen has been updated to mask the sensitive data in debug logs with this release.


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

Hello community

Highlights of this week include:

  • Chef Automate can now check proxy environment when we download the latest manifest
  • OpenSearch can now connect using HTTP protocol
  • Fixed bug to handle IAM capability with large compliance
  • Fixed bug to handle zero failed, passed and waived profiles in compliance report
  • Security improvement on usage of id_tokens by adding HTTP-only header
  • Improved Automate HA backup and restore documentation

Team Automate

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates:

  • Working on "native packages" CI and ARM builds
  • Working on improving build order for package builds
  • Fixing bug where supervisor toml file cannot include hostnames for binds
  • Refreshing sqllite core package and its rdeps
  • looking at some bugs with rolling updates

Chef Infra Client

John McCrae shared

Greetings from the Chef Infra team! Woot!
We are heads down working on refining the Chef-18 release and getting Ruby 3.1 support!
Have a great week everyone

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared

Hello from Infra Server!

  • Upgrading Erlang to 24+
  • Adding documentation for Opensearch tiered setup
  • Investigation of possible issues with knife ec backup
  • Adding additional logging (authz_time, authz_count, URL) to knife ec backup
  • Updating knife ec backup to output more meaningful success/failure results
  • API design for server-side secrets

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

Chef InSpec Team:

  • Finished main effort on Podman support on images and containers
  • Design document on Attestations
  • Initial work on Kubernetes configmap support
  • Finished work on InSpec Suggest support tool fetch, check, and package subcommands
  • Finishing up work on enhanced outcomes

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

Hi All! Here is what Workstation, Community Tools & Omnibus folks are working on

  • Released Chef Workstation 22.7.1006
  • Continue to develop Workstation GUI to manage repositories & cookbooks.
  • Refactoring chef-cli code to allow API compatible method call, apart from CLI.
  • Assisting Chef Infra Client to resolve release / verify pipeline issues toward v18 release.
  • Planning phase- introducing support for building universal macos binaries in omnibus.
  • Prep work to enable build support on OSes such as FreeBSD 13 & AIX 7.3

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Unfortunately I've been heads in deep with $work stuff for the past week and a half and haven't had a chance to work on the Cinc Server and now Cinc Workstation builds. I hope to get to those later this week but it might not be until next week. Apologies for the delay!

See you next week!

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