Provided by: chef_11.8.2-2_all bug


       knife-configure - The man page for the knife configure subcommand.

       The  knife configure subcommand is used to create the knife.rb and client.rb files so that
       they can be distributed to workstations and nodes.

       Common Options

       The following options can be run with all Knife sub-commands and plug-ins:

       -c CONFIG, --config CONFIG
              The configuration file to use.

              Indicates that colored output will be used.

       -d, --disable-editing
              Indicates that $EDITOR will not be opened; data will be accepted as-is.

              Indicates that Knife will use the default  value,  instead  of  asking  a  user  to
              provide one.

       -e EDITOR, --editor EDITOR
              The $EDITOR that is used for all interactive commands.

       -E ENVIRONMENT, --environment ENVIRONMENT
              The  name  of  the environment. When this option is added to a command, the command
              will run only against the named environment.

       -f FILE_NAME, --file FILE_NAME
              Indicates that the private key will be saved to a specified file name.

       -F FORMAT, --format FORMAT
              The output format: summary (default), text, json, yaml, and pp.

       -h, --help
              Shows help for the command.

       -k KEY, --key KEY
              The private key that Knife will use to sign requests made by the API client to  the

              Indicates that color will not be used in the output.

       -p PASSWORD, --password PASSWORD
              The user password.

              Indicates that data will be shown after a destructive operation.

       -s URL, --server-url URL
              The URL for the server.

       -u USER, --user USER
              The  user name used by Knife to sign requests made by the API client to the server.
              Authentication will fail if the user name does not match the private key.

       -v, --version
              The version of the chef-client.

       -V, --verbose
              Set for more verbose outputs. Use -VV for maximum verbosity.

       -y, --yes
              Indicates that the response to all confirmation prompts will  be  "Yes"  (and  that
              Knife will not ask for confirmation).


       This argument has the following syntax:

       $ knife configure (options)


       This subcommand has the following options:

       --admin-client-name NAME
              The name of the client, typically the name of the admin client.

       --admin-client-key PATH
              The path to the private key used by the client, typically a file named admin.pem.

       -i, --initial
              Use   to   create   a   API   client,   typically  an  administrator  client  on  a
              freshly-installed server.

       -r REPO, --repository REPO
              The path to the chef-repo.

       --validation-client-name NAME
              The name of the validation client.

       --validation-key PATH
              The path to the  validation  key  used  by  the  client,  typically  a  file  named


       To create a knife.rb file, enter:

       $ knife configure

       To configure a client.rb, enter:

       $ knife configure client '/directory'



                                           Chef 11.8.0                         KNIFE-CONFIGURE(1)