Chef Management Console 1.19.0 Release

Update 2: The Manage 1.20.0 release, which fixes the “`org_creation_enabled“` bug, is now available. Full details here:

Update: There is a bug in this release where the “`org_creation_enabled“` setting will not be applied properly when Manage is reconfigured. We are sorry we missed this in our testing and are working to remedy it with a new release. Look for that release soon.

Original post:

Manage 1.19.0 is now available from the Chef downloads site.

With this release there is now the option to disable org creation from within Manage. This is done by setting the new “`org_creation_enabled“` option. Full details on this option and how to set it using the manage.rb file can be found in the Chef docs site here.

This release also includes a change where a user who changes or resets their password will see any active sessions except their current one invalidated. The environment filter for the Run History page was also fixed, addressing a long standing bug. The complete change log for this release can be found at

Thanks 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.