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Mastering Chef

By : Mayank Joshi
Book Image

Mastering Chef

By: Mayank Joshi

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Mastering Chef
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Knife and Its Associated Plugins
Data Bags and Templates


In this chapter, we went on to understand how authentication happens in the Chef server and how one can make use of custom APIs to connect securely with the Chef server. We also saw different models of authorization used by the Enterprise and Open Source Chef server. I hope by now you know how authentication and authorization happen in the world of Chef and how you can choose the right variant of the Chef server for your use, depending on your requirement s with regard to the granularity of authorization levels needed.

In the next chapter, we'll learn about the most fundamental unit of code written by Chef developers: is a recipe. Components of a recipe and its resources (among other things) will be covered next.