[RFE] Please add encrypted_data_bag_secret to client.rb.tmpl in cc_chef

Bug #1817082 reported by Eric Williams
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Eric Williams

Bug Description

This is a request to add support for the client configuration option "encrypted_data_bag_secret" in `chef_client.rb.tmpl` and the `chef` configuration block.

Use Case:

Enable cloud-init to manage Chef deployments where encrypted data bags are in use. The path to the secrets can be configured with Cloud init, while the secrets files themselves can be supplied via an external facility (e.g., Barbican, Vault).


# cloud-init
   install_type: "packages"
   server_url: https://api.opscode.com/organizations/myorg
   environment: dev
   validation_name: dev-validator
   validation_cert: dev-validator.pem
   run_list: role[db]
   encrypted_data_bag_secret: /etc/chef/encrypted_data_bag_secret


# /etc/chef/client.rb
log_level :info
log_location "/var/log/chef/client.log"
ssl_verify_mode :verify_none
validation_client_name "dev-validator"
validation_key "/etc/chef/validation.pem"
client_key "/etc/chef/client.pem"
chef_server_url "https://api.opscode.com/organizations/myorg"
environment "dev"
node_name "5a2f89c3-da3a-4c83-85d8-cbc8fa63f429"
json_attribs "/etc/chef/firstboot.json"
file_cache_path "/var/cache/chef"
file_backup_path "/var/backups/chef"
pid_file "/var/run/chef/client.pid"
Chef::Log::Formatter.show_time = true
encrypted_data_bag_secret "/etc/chef/encrypted_data_bag_secret"


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Dan Watkins (oddbloke) wrote :

Hi Eric,

Thanks for filing this feature request! Is this something you would be interested in contributing a fix for?



Changed in cloud-init:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Eric Williams (eric-canonical) wrote :


I'll give it a shot; I've assigned it to myself.


Changed in cloud-init:
assignee: nobody → Eric Williams (eric-canonical)
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Dan Watkins (oddbloke) wrote :

Great, thanks!

description: updated
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Server Team CI bot (server-team-bot) wrote :

This bug is fixed with commit 8cfcc28d to cloud-init on branch master.
To view that commit see the following URL:

Changed in cloud-init:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Chad Smith (chad.smith) wrote : Fixed in cloud-init version 19.1.

This bug is believed to be fixed in cloud-init in version 19.1. If this is still a problem for you, please make a comment and set the state back to New

Thank you.

Changed in cloud-init:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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James Falcon (falcojr) wrote :
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