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chef-ingredient (69) Versions 0.13.1

Primitives for managing Chef products and packages

cookbook 'chef-ingredient', '= 0.13.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'chef-ingredient', '= 0.13.1'
knife supermarket install chef-ingredient
knife supermarket download chef-ingredient
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chef-ingredient Cookbook

This cookbook provides primitives - helpers and resources - to manage Chef Software, Inc.'s products and add-ons including, but not limited to:

  • Chef Server 12
  • Chef Analytics
  • Chef Delivery
  • Chef Push
  • Supermarket

It will perform component installation and configuration. It provides no recipes. Instead, wrapper cookbooks should be created using the resources that this cookbook provides.

For a product to package matrix, see

Maintainers and Support

This cookbook is maintained and supported by Chef's engineering services team. This cookbook runs through our internal Chef Delivery system, and changes must be approved by a member of engineering services.


Chef version 12.1.0 or higher, latest/current version is always recommended.

For local development, you need ChefDK 0.9.0 or newer.


  • apt-chef
  • yum-chef


  • Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04
  • CentOS 6, 7



This is a backwards compatibility shim for the chef_ingredient resource.


A "chef ingredient" is the core package itself, or products or add-on components published by Chef Software, Inc. This resource manages the installation, configuration, and running the ctl reconfigure of individual packages.


  • install - (default) Configures the package repository and installs the specified package.
  • uninstall - Uninstalls the specified package.
  • remove - Alias for uninstall
  • reconfigure - Performs the ctl reconfigure command for the package.


  • product_name: (name attribute) The product name. See the For example, chef-server, analytics, delivery, manage, etc.
  • config: String content that will be added to the configuration file of the given product.
  • ctl_command: The "ctl" command, e.g., chef-server-ctl. This should be automatically detected by the library helper method chef_ctl_command, but may need to be specified if something changes, like a new add-on is made available.
  • options: Options passed to the package resource used for installation.
  • version: Package version to install. Can be specified in various semver-alike ways: 12.0.4, 12.0.3-rc.3, and also :latest/'latest'. Do not use this property when specifying package_source. Default is :latest, which will install the latest package from the repository.
  • channel: Channel to install the products from. It can be :stable (default) or :current.
  • package_source: Full path to a location where the package is located. If present, this file is used for installing the package. Default nil.
  • timeout: The amount of time (in seconds) to wait to fetch the installer before timing out. Default: default timeout of the Chef package resource - 900 seconds.


Manages a sub-service within the context of a Chef product package. For example the rabbitmq service that is run for the Chef Server.


This delegates to the ctl command the service management command specified in the action. Not all the service management commands are supported, however, as not all of them would make sense when used in a recipe. This resource is primarily used for sending or receiving notifications. See the example section.


  • ctl_command: The "ctl" command, e.g. chef-server-ctl. This should be automatically detected by the library helper method chef_ctl_command, but may need to be specified if something changes, like a new add-on is made available.
  • service_name: (name attribute) The name of the service to manage. Specify this like product_name/service, for example, chef-server/rabbitmq.


Makes it easy to create update configuration files of each Chef product. It uses the default locations for each product.


  • render - (default) Creates the configuration file using the options passed in via add action or config attribute of chef_ingredient resource.
  • add - Adds the config attribute contents to the data collection. Must run :render action to generate the file.


  • product_name: (name attribute) The product name. See the For example, chef-server, analytics, delivery, manage, etc.
  • sensitive: (default false) Set to mask the config contents in logs. Use when you config contains information like passwords or secrets.
  • config: String content that will be added to the configuration file of the given product.


We may need to restart the RabbitMQ service on the Chef Server, for example when adding configuration for Chef Analytics.

template '/etc/opscode/chef-server.rb' do
  notifies :restart, 'omnibus_service[chef-server-core/rabbitmq]'

omnibus_service 'chef-server-core/rabbitmq' do
  action :nothing

To install Chef Server using some custom configuration options:

chef_ingredient "chef-server" do
  config <<-EOS
api_fqdn "#{node["fqdn"]}"
ip_version "ipv6"
notification_email "#{node["chef_admin"]}"
nginx["ssl_protocols"] = "TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2"
  action :install

ingredient_config "chef-server" do
  notifies :reconfigure, "chef_ingredient[chef-server]"

To install or upgrade lastest version of Chef Client on your nodes:

chef_ingredient "chef" do
  action :upgrade
  version :latest

To install an addon of Chef Server from :current channel:

chef_ingredient 'chef-server' do
  channel :stable
  action :install

chef_ingredient 'analytics' do
  channel :current
  action :install

License and Author

  • Author: Joshua Timberman
  • Author: Serdar Sutay
  • Copyright (C) 2014-2015, Chef Software Inc.

    Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    You may obtain a copy of the License at

    Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

apt-chef >= 0.2.0
yum-chef >= 0.2.0

Contingent cookbooks

chef-analytics Applicable Versions
chef-compliance Applicable Versions
chef-server Applicable Versions
chef-server-ingredient Applicable Versions
chef_fedora_base Applicable Versions
chef_software Applicable Versions
chefdk Applicable Versions
cinc-omnibus Applicable Versions
deploy-context Applicable Versions
inspec-cron Applicable Versions
inspec_cron Applicable Versions
managed-chef-server Applicable Versions
managed_chef_server Applicable Versions
omnibus Applicable Versions
push-jobs Applicable Versions
supermarket-omnibus-cookbook Applicable Versions


  • #57 Content accumulator guard


  • #56 Uncomment use_inline_resources, this is required for the providers to work properly
  • #55 Remove unit tests for specifically the custom resources
  • #54 Clarify maintainer/support in the README


  • #53 Relax version constraints


  • Refactor chef_ingredient and prepare to handle install/upgrade from omnitruck
  • Add channel property to chef_ingredient
  • Removed installed state property
  • Use product_name instead of package_name
  • Add not if to skip ingredient_config render if config property isn't used


  • Remove resource_name from Provider because :facepalm:


  • Add repository and master_token properties to chef_server_ingredient shim for compatibility


  • #37 use define_matchers for ChefSpec


  • #35 Add fqdn_resolves? method for chef-server cookbook.


  • Add :add action to ingredient_config


  • #30 Supermarket doesn't use supermarket.rb for configuration, it's supermarket.json


  • #23 Add Chef Marketplace
  • #29 Fix RSpec and noisy warnings


  • #26 Remove mode, owner, and group properties from ingredient_config's resources to prevent resource updates after running ctl commands that manage those file permissions.


  • Add sensitive property to ingredient_config
  • Use recipe DSL to set resource name


  • Update with correct updated Chef Push product names (push-server, push-client). The code was updated but not the document.


  • #7 Add ingredient_config resource
  • #10 Add upgrade action for chef_ingredient
  • Test cleanup, various rubocop fixes


  • #3 Allow :latest as a version
  • Removes the package_name property from the chef_ingredient resource, long live product_name


Breaking changes This version is backwards-incompatible with previous versions. We're still sub-1.0, but those who wish to use the chef_server_ingredient resource really should pin to version 0.5.0.

  • #1 Use product names instead of package names.


  • Major refactor and rename. It's fine, this is a new cookbook!

v0.4.0 (2015-06-11)

  • Add timeout attribute to chef_server_ingredient
  • Use declare_resource DSL method to select local package resource
  • Allow specifying the repository name for the packagecloud repo

v0.3.2 (2015-04-15)

  • adding proxy support for packagecloud

v0.3.1 (2015-04-09)

  • Various refactoring and cleanup


  • Add ctl command for supermarket


  • Add reconfigure property to ingredient resource


  • Release this cookbook to Supermarket


  • #4: define the installed attribute
  • #1, #2, use packagecloud cookbook


  • Initial release

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