Hi Chef experts,
I have a use case in which I need to transfer an encrypted password to perform some tasks. What would be the best practice of handling a case of encrypted string? What would be flashed in my mind is to pre-hash/encrypt my password, store it in a template and transfer it to the node. After that a shell script reads into the encrypted password and decrypt it before using. This sounds like a significant effort doesn't it?
Your advice would be greatly appreciated.