Chef Management Console 1.18.0 Release

Manage 1.18.0 is now available from the Chef download site.

With this release Manage will now respect the “`strict_search_result_acls“` setting if it is set on the Chef server. When this setting is enabled the Chef server search functionality does ACL permission checking before returning results. This means Manage no longer has to do this checking itself, resulting in a speedup in Manage.

A full description of this setting and how to enable it can be found on the Chef docs site here. Ensure you read the description before enabling this setting, as it has potential implications beyond Manage.

This release also includes a number of minor bug fixes. The most notable of these is bumping the version of the internal Chef client used by Manage during reconfigures, which solves an encoding issue that was encountered on some systems. As always, you can see the full change log on hosted Chef at

Thank you for using Chef.

Mark Mzyk

Mark is an engineering manager at Chef, having accepted the position after having been a long time software engineer at Chef. In his time at Chef he's contributed code to almost every single Chef product. Now code dominates his life less, but he gets the joy of helping others create code that has a positive impact.