Venafi Chef Infra Cookbook
Updated Jul. 19 2021

The custom resources provided by this Indellient-developed Chef Infra Cookbook allow the user to automate and orchestrate the deployment and renewal of certificates using the Venafi Platform. Secure machine identities across your Chef-managed applications to prevent certificate-related downtime and outages.
Business Outcomes
  • Remove the need for custom code development and leverage the Venafi Platform seamlessly within Chef Infra projects


  • Give Security teams the visibility and intelligence they need to ensure applications are protected with secure machine identities

  • Provide Application and Operation teams the ability to consume machine identities, automatically, inside the tools they’re already using every day

Integration Features
  • Create and renew machine identities for any Chef-managed application with a single Chef Infra Cookbook resource

  • Enable crypto-agility through Venafi's native and partner-built integrations

Solution Overview

Today, organizations struggle with the multi-vendor integrations required to achieve full end-to-end application automation solutions. Different teams within the organization find partial solutions in tools and processes, but without full integration the solution falls short. There isn’t an across-the-board solution that brings Application Development, Operations, and Security teams onto the same page, until now.

The Venafi-Chef Infra Cookbook, created by Indellient, contains custom resources that give Venafi customers seamless integration with Chef Infra managed environments.

Users can take existing Chef Cookbooks they have for their applications and import the ‘Venafi-Helper’ cookbook and associated resources to allow them to interact with the Venafi Platform. These resources allow users to generate and renew certificates for any application of their choosing. The open source repository also provides sample application packages (Apache, Tomcat and NGINX) that provide functional examples of this pattern.