Chef Compliance 0.15.13 Release


Chef Compliance 0.15.13 is now available from the Chef downloads site. This is a minor release update which is recommended for all users of Chef Compliance. Here are the enhancements and bug fixes included in this release:


  • Add CIS profiles for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Turn off ssh compression by default for broader ssh support
  • Packages scan output to be logged with debug verbosity
  • Use InSpec 0.15.0
  • Chef Compliance API and WebUI to use database enhancements, eg. UUID as object identifier
  • API calls that create objects, return json with object id and name
  • WebUI lists to use Name as the first column instead of ID
  • API: Sort jobs and keys by name

Fixed bugs:

  • Scheduled jobs not running after Feb 29th
  • InSpec profiles inheritance not working anymore
  • Show correct package version in Chef Compliance UI
  • Restrict length of node name for bar-chart
  • Dashboard node view not loading fields for organizations
  • Remove duplicate user logo from the interface
  • New user password field should hide password
  • Fix 404 error messages exposed when deleting teams

Upgrade instructions for Chef Compliance are found here.

This release makes a substantial number of API and database improvements, especially around using UUIDs as unique identifier for all items. These are preparations for the upcoming 1.0 release of Chef Compliance, which will feature a stable API endpoint.

Due to the nature of database changes, it is recommended to create backup before this upgrade. You can do this using these two bash commands:

export THEDATE=$(date '+%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M-%S')
su - chef-pgsql -c "/opt/chef-compliance/embedded/bin/pg_dumpall -c | gzip --fast > /tmp/postgresql-dump-$THEDATE.gz"

In the event that a database restore is needed, it can be done with the following command:

gunzip -c /tmp/postgresql-dump-$THEDATE.gz | su - chef-pgsql -c "/opt/chef-compliance/embedded/bin/psql -d postgres"

Alex Pop

Former Chef Employee