Shared input variables of chef activities

All Chef activities share certain input variables.

Table 1. shared input variables table
Field Description
Use hosted Chef Value that indicates if the Chef server is hosted by Opscode. This value can be true, false, or a JavaScript function that returns either true or false.
Chef server The IP address of a Chef server hosted in your own environment. This variable is mandatory if Hosted Chef is False. Leave this variable blank if Hosted Chef is True.
Organization The Chef organization. Organizations contain groups and users. This variable is mandatory if Hosted Chef is True or when using self-hosted Enterprise Chef. For more information, see the Chef Organizations documentation.
User account A Chef user account record. This record holds the information necessary to make Chef API calls including the username, keystore, and alias of a Chef user.
Sensor script JavaScript that processes the results of requests made to the Chef server.