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We believe that the best way to build software is to do it in close collaboration with the people who use it. We invite you to submit your ideas using the form below. Please be sure to include the problem for which you are solving and the benefits of implementing the idea.

We do our best to implement as many Ideas as we can. Our Product team will evaluate all submitted ideas in a timely manner and will disposition each into one of the following categories: will integrate into the product roadmap, further research is needed, unlikely to implement.

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config.toml - a list of all valid options//config in docs.chef.io

In Automate you configure the box by creating a config.toml and then running either chef-automate deploy /path/to/config.toml if first run, or chef-automate config patch path/to/config.toml if patching later.


In Chef Infra Server you configure a box by updating the /etc/opscode/chef-server.rb and then running chef-server-ctl reconfigure


With regards to the latter, all options for the chef-server.rb are available in the following locations

- https://docs.chef.io/server/config_rb_server/

- https://docs.chef.io/server/config_rb_server_optional_settings


However, with regards to Automate there is no such page containing all the valid and useful options for a config.toml file


This page should exist and should be listed on the docs.chef.io website within the "Chef Automate > Reference” section.


Including this page will enable all chef-automate users to better understand their config.toml and allow people to better serve their needs without having to reference multiple pages

  • James McCormick
  • Feb 16 2022
  • Already Possible
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