Validation.pem clarification


#1

Please provide clarification as to when you use
chef-validator.pem
versus
validation.pem
(using chef v11)

I have clients manually bootstrapped to chef server that are using chef-validator.pem and clients that are bootstrapped using ‘knife-vsphere vm clone’ process that use validation.pem.
All are Chef version 11.

Why?
Which one is correct?

Thanks
Anna

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#2

On 2/26/2014 4:08 PM, Anna Redding wrote:

Please provide clarification as to when you use
chef-validator.pem
versus
validation.pem
(using chef v11)

I have clients manually bootstrapped to chef server that are using chef-validator.pem and clients that are bootstrapped using ‘knife-vsphere vm clone’ process that use validation.pem.
All are Chef version 11.

Why?
Which one is correct?

Unfortunately, it’s just a matter of naming inconsistency. They’re 2
names for the same concept: the validation private key. I suspect you
will find that if you compare your on-disk copies of your 2 files they
are the same.