CFEngine 2020 Retrospective

2020 is nearly over, and we’d like to take a couple of minutes to reflect on our year as well as provide a sneak peek into what you can expect from us in 2021. Although it has been a year full of …

How to implement CFEngine Custom Promise Types in Python

This tutorial focuses on how to write a promise module, implementing a new CFEngine promise type. It assumes you already know how to install promise modules and use custom promise types, as shown in the previous blog post. Why Python? Promise modules …

Introducing CFEngine Custom Promise Types

In CFEngine 3.17, custom promise types were introduced. This allows you to extend policy language, managing resources which don’t have built in promise types. The implementation of custom promise types is open source, and available in both CFEngine Enterprise and CFEngine Community. …

CFEngine 3.17 – Flexibility

We are pleased to announce the release of CFEngine 3.17.0, with the theme Flexibility! This is a non-LTS release and allows the CFEngine community to test the features which will be in CFEngine 3.18.0 LTS (Summer 2021). What’s new A new look …

CFEngine 3.12.6 and 3.15.3 released

We are pleased to announce two new patch releases for CFEngine, version 3.12.6 and 3.15.3! These releases mainly contain bug fixes and dependency updates, but in 3.15.3 there are also some new enhancements in Mission Portal. The new cf-secret binary is also …

Installing CFEngine Nightlies using cf-remote

Nightly packages are very useful for testing new features of CFEngine. Right now, nightly packages can be used to test out these new features: Compliance Reports. Mission Portal Dark Mode. New host info page with variable pinning and copy buttons. Note that …

CFEngine 3.16 – Compliance

Today we announce the newest additions to CFEngine. CFEngine 3.16 brings several improvements, bug fixes, and new features. The theme for this release has been compliance, and it notably includes a new category of reports for proving compliance to regulation and other …

CFEngine 3.12.5 and 3.15.2 released

Yesterday, packages for CFEngine 3.12.5 and 3.15.2 were made available. This release announcement was delayed in support of Blackout Tuesday in the United States of America. We are pleased to announce two new patch releases for CFEngine, version 3.12.5 and 3.15.2! These …

Introducing cf-secret – Secret encryption in CFEngine

Contributor and CFEngine Champion, Jon Henrik Bjørnstad, developed a tool for encrypting files using CFEngine host keys, called cf-keycrypt. Thank you to Jon Henrik and all of our contributors for helping improve the CFEngine project. Our developer, Vratislav Podzimek, recently took some …