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Infrastructure as Code (IAC) Cookbook by Pierre Pomes, Stephane Jourdan

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Using Chef encrypted data bags and Hiera-eyaml with Puppet

Some information in data bags can be safely stored in the Chef server in plain text, but under some circumstances, sensitive information might be safer if encrypted. Companies might not like production API keys, private keys, or similar sensitive content to be stored in plain text on the Chef server or on third-party services, such as GitHub. We'll see how to encrypt and decrypt data in the command line and from inside a Chef recipe.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you will need:

  • A working Chef DK installation on the workstation
  • A working Vagrant installation on the workstation
  • The Chef code (optionally) from Chapter 6, Fundamentals of Managing Servers with Chef and Puppet, Chapter ...

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