Hardening Server in less than 5 Minutes with Chef

Demonstrates the use of the hardening cookbooks via Chef to increase the security of your server.


a. Install berkshelf

b. Install knife-solo


1. Download this kitchen

2. Download cookbooks

3. Update your ssh key in ‘data_bags/users/root.json’

4. Bootraps a fresh server with the cookbooks

Source : http://lollyrock.com/articles/how-to-harden-a-new-server/

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