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Mastering Chef by Mayank Joshi

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Authorization

As we discussed earlier, users of Chef can only perform actions that they are authorized to perform. There is a difference in the implementation of authorization between the Enterprise and Open Source Chef server.

The Enterprise Chef server makes use of the role-based access control model.

The Open Source Chef server, on other hand, has a fairly simple model, where there are either admin users who have the privilege to read, write, update, and delete resources, or non-admin users who have read-only access to resources on the Chef server.

Let's look at each of these in detail.

The Open Source Chef server

As we discussed earlier, the Open Source Chef server has a very simple model for authorization purpose. We've two sets of users: admin ...

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