Create UsersΒΆ

A new user account must be created before using the Chef server.


If your server is in Active Directory or LDAP mode, signup is unnecessary and users can simply log in to Enterprise Chef using their credentials.

  1. Visiting the Chef server management console will present users with a Login page, which contains a Sign Up link.
  2. Enter the information on this page, and then click Submit.
  3. Once the user account is created, download the private key. This key is used for API access to the Chef server. The Chef server does not keep a copy of this key, so please store it somewhere safe.