Chef Ideas

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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Remove the workstation app - or make it optional on all platforms.

Many enterprises don't allow their users to install their own software and want it to be distributed via MDM or SCCM or some other utility. So the usefulness of having a notification application telling you that you need to update to a new version of workstation is superfluous and especially in highly locked-down environments, unwanted.

I believe there are plans to allow users to use the app to change profiles for which Chef server they're connecting to, but again, a lot of enterprises and especially in the fintech area, it is essential that users not be able to connect directly to their Chef Servers to do work.

I believe that we could put update warnings into the chef and knife command line tooling, just as vagrant and terraform and other products do. That way it would be seen in logs, and in test kitchen runs, but would not install an additional app that companies might really not want to have for their users.

  • Davin Taddeo
  • Nov 8 2021
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