Upcoming Chef Windows Changes: Know Your Rights!


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Hi everyone,

We’re planning some new Windows
attributeshttp://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Improved+Windows+File+Security
in
the next release of Chef to take advantage of the rich permissions system
Windows offers, and wanted to get your feedback. Specifically, we plan to
add the ability to manipulate full Windows-style ACLs on file and directory
resources, and add the full range of inheritance and permission granularity
we’re used to having on Windows.

The summary:

The code is sitting in the chef repository, so you can try it out.

We’d like your thoughts: what we might have missed, what you’d like to work
different, other use cases that you’d like to cover on Windows, and whether
this is worthwhile to you at all :slight_smile: Please take a gander at the feature
proposalhttp://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Improved+Windows+File+Security
and
let us know your thoughts!

Thanks,

–John Keiser
Opscode