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--ssh-config file option for chef-run

As a Chef Workstation user,

I would like the ability to define a custom SSH config file as an option,

So that I can use templated SSH config files that don't live in ~/.ssh/config

This will allow our customers to template and auto-generate custom SSH config files that are environment/role specific, therefore allowing for more flexibility when wanting to "range" a group of hosts based on said node "location and function" .. Better, more robust and flexible orchestration abilities ..

  • Gregory Spranger
  • Jun 11 2019
  • Currently Declined
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  • Bryan McLellan commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:08pm

    Looks relatively simple to add. I've created https://github.com/chef/chef-apply/issues/95.

  • Mike Krasnow commented
    14 Jun, 2019 06:14pm

    Let me run this by the Infra team and get their perspective. Thanks!