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I am using OSS Chef 11.0.4 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , while running Knife ec2 create command I am getting below error

Bootstrapping Chef on --2014-02-20 12:26:15-- Resolving ( Connecting to (||:443... connected. ERROR: cannot verify's certificate, issued by ‘/C=US/O=DigiCert Inc/CN=DigiCert Secure Server CA’:   Unable to locally verify the issuer's authority. To connect to insecurely, use `--no-check-certificate'. bash: line 88: chef-client: command not found

Help is appreciated.

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I got the answer for this in chef-full.erb file we need to disable ssl check



change this to



 wget --no-check-certificate

use --no-check-certificate

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Down-voting this because it's a very, very bad practice to disable SSL here. This is a shell script run as root, and disabling SSL opens the connection to a MiTM attack. You are giving the attacker root access to your server. – blueben May 27 '14 at 22:59

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