Create the Organization

In order to begin managing your infrastructure with Enterprise Chef, you will need to create an organization. An organization is completely multi-tenant Chef infrastructure that shares nothing with other organizations on your Enterprise Chef server.

Add Organization

To add an organization:

  1. Open the Chef management console.

  2. Click Administration.

  3. Click Organizations.

  4. Click Create.

  5. In the Create an Organization dialog box, enter the full and short names for the organization:

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  6. Click Create Organization.

Reset Validation Key

To reset a chef-validator key:

  1. Open the Chef management console.

  2. Click Policy.

  3. Click Clients.

  4. Select a chef-validator key.

  5. Click the Details tab.

  6. Click Reset Key.

  7. In the Reset Key dialog box, confirm that the key should be regenerated and click the Reset Key button:

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  8. Copy the private key:

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    or download and save the private key locally:

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Generate Knife Config File

To generate a new knife configuration file:

  1. Open the Chef management console.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Organizations.
  4. Click Generate Knife Config.
  5. Specify the location to which the configuration file will be downloaded.