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Salim Alam

Salim Alam is a Principal Software Engineer at Chef, and a technical lead on the Habitat team. His areas of focus include Habitat Builder, on-premises deployment, OAuth and identity, as well as cross-platform support for features such as certificate management. He has also worked across Chef on products such as Chef Client, Chef DK, and Chef Automate.


Chef Habitat Product Announcement – Builder On-Prem Enhancements that Extend Support to Airgap Environments and Simplify Set-Up

Chef Habitat provides automation capabilities for building and delivering applications to any environment. Both operations and development teams benefit from the adoption of a consistent configuration process used across all applications.  Developers define and build a package for their application, with the dependencies needed at build time and runtime.

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Chef Habitat Product Announcement: Improved TLS Certificate Management

We are happy to announce significant updates to how TLS certificates are handled in the Chef Habitat 0.85 release. The changes simplify the process of ensuring custom enterprise certificates (self-signed, or otherwise) are utilized appropriately in the Habitat ecosystem.

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Introducing Habitat On-Premises Builder Depot

Introduction One of the frequent requests that we have had since we introduced public Habitat Builder last year has been to allow Habitat users to have the same workflow behind the firewall in their private cloud- and on-premises infrastructure.

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Introducing Habitat Personal Access Tokens

What are Habitat tokens? With a recent revision of the Habitat builder site, some brand new functionality has now become available for Habitat users.

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Habitat at RustConf

We were delighted to attend and sponsor the first annual RustConf in Portland, OR on September 10th. Friday before the conference, we held a Habitat Meetup where we talked about the technical details of Habitat development. It was fun meeting and talking with fellow Rustaceans for two days.

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Update on native 64-bit Windows Chef Client

It’s been a while since we had an update on the status of the native 64-bit Windows Chef client While we have been busy shipping a myriad of new releases and features since Nov, we have not forgotten the 64-bit work!

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Chef Client 12.6.0 Release Announcement

Ohai Chefs, ChefSalim here, excited to be bringing you tidings of joy with a release announcement for Chef Client 12.6.0!

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Pre-release Announcement : Native 64-bit Windows Chef Client

Note: there is an update to this post here. Ohai Chefs! I’m happy to share some exciting news for our Windows users – we now have a native 64-bit Chef Client available for you to download and try out here.

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