Uploading the databag secrets while bootstraping


I know this was possible, but just can’t recall the easy way to do it. I am trying to get the encrypted databag secrets uploaded to the nodes while bootstrapping or before bootstrapping at ‘/etc/chef/encrypted_data_bag_secret’.

For the time being i am using something like:

knife bootstrap ec2-server -E dev -r chef-client::service,my-cookbook -x centos -N ec2-server --sudo


–secret-file SECRET_FILE A file containing the secret key to use to encrypt data bag item values. Can also be defaulted in your config with the key ‘secret_file’

Nathan Clemons
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huhh … how did i missed it!! Thanks!