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NAME

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

       The  knife  user  subcommand  is used to manage the list of users and their associated RSA
       public key-pairs.

       Note   This subcommand ONLY works when run against the open source server and will not run
              against Enterprise Chef (including hosted Enterprise Chef), or Private Chef.

       This subcommand has the following syntax:

       $ knife user [ARGUMENT] (options)

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.

       --color
              Indicates that colored output will be used.

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

       --defaults
              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
              server.

       --no-color
              Indicates that color will not be used in the output.

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

       --print-after
              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).

CREATE

       The create argument is used to create a user. This process will generate an RSA  key  pair
       for  the  named user. The public key will be stored on the server and the private key will
       be displayed on STDOUT or written to a named file.

       · For the user, the private key should be copied to the system as /etc/chef/client.pem.

       · For Knife, the private key is typically copied to ~/.chef/client_name.pem and referenced
         in the knife.rb configuration file.

       Syntax

       This argument has the following syntax:

       $ knife user create USER_NAME (options)

       Options

       This argument has the following options:

       -a, --admin
              Indicates  that  a client will be created as an admin client. This is required when
              users of the open  source  server  need  to  access  the  Chef  Server  API  as  an
              administrator.  This  option  only  works when used with the open source server and
              will have no effect when used with Hosted Chef or Private Chef.

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

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

       --user-key FILE_NAME
              All users are assigned a public key. Use to write the public key to a file.

       Examples

       To create a new user named "Radio Birdman" with a private key saved to  "/keys/user_name",
       enter:

       $ knife user create "Radio Birdman" -f /keys/user_name

DELETE

       The delete argument is used to delete a registered user.

       Syntax

       This argument has the following syntax:

       $ knife user delete USER_NAME

       Options

       This command does not have any specific options.

       Examples

       To delete a user named "Steve Danno", enter:

       $ knife user delete "Steve Danno"

EDIT

       The  edit argument is used to edit the details of a user. When this argument is run, Knife
       will open $EDITOR. When finished, Knife will update the server with those changes.

       Syntax

       This argument has the following syntax:

       $ knife user edit USER_NAME

       Options

       This command does not have any specific options.

       Examples

       None.

LIST

       The list argument is used to view a list of registered users.

       Syntax

       This argument has the following syntax:

       $ knife user list (options)

       Options

       This argument has the following options:

       -w, --with-uri
              Indicates that the corresponding URIs will be shown.

       Examples

       None.

REREGISTER

       The reregister argument is used to regenerate an RSA key pair for a user. The  public  key
       will be stored on the server and the private key will be displayed on STDOUT or written to
       a named file.

       Note   Running this argument will invalidate the previous RSA key pair, making it unusable
              during authentication to the server.

       Syntax

       This argument has the following syntax:

       $ knife user reregister USER_NAME (options)

       Options

       This argument has the following options:

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

       Examples

       To regenerate the RSA key pair for a user named "Robert Younger", enter:

       $ knife user reregister "Robert Younger"

SHOW

       The show argument is used to show the details of a user.

       Syntax

       This argument has the following syntax:

       $ knife user show USER_NAME (options)

       Options

       This argument has the following options:

       -a ATTR, --attribute ATTR
              The attribute (or attributes) to show.

       Examples

       To view a user named "Dennis Teck", enter:

       $ knife user show "Dennis Teck"

       to return something like:

       chef_type:   user
       json_class:  Chef::User
       name:        Dennis Teck
       public_key:

       To  view  information in JSON format, use the -F common option as part of the command like
       this:

       $ knife user show "Dennis Teck" -F json

       Other formats available include text, yaml, and pp.

AUTHOR

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