Notes on Chef from the 2015 Devoops Talk. Posting it so i can remove it from the slide deck but still refer to it. Also relevant from a common problems with devops theme.
Chef allows you to define the state your servers (local or cloud) should be in and enforces it.
knife is a Chef command line utility. The credentials are stored in data bags. Credentials can be encrypted.
$ knife data bag list
Chef/knife (encrypted data bag)
Be aware of what you put into chef recipes
Info on securing chef: https://learn.chef.io/skills/be-a-secure-chef/
This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by CG. Read the original post at: Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog