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Sneak peek: Groups in Mission Portal

Using CFEngine there are many ways to group and classify your hosts. In order to group their hosts, our users use a combination of JSON files, CFEngine policy language (with variables, classes, and class expressions), host specific data and host filters in Mission Portal. With these features you can choose which hosts to show in reports, and you can make decisions on what changes to make on which hosts. There is, however, no straight forward way for a Mission Portal user to save a selection of hosts (a filter) and then start doing things (reports, changes) with those hosts.

Posted by ChiaCheng Lu
February 15, 2023

5 improvements coming to the CFEngine Docs

This year, we are improving CFEngine’s ease of use, so it should come as no surprise that we need to rethink our documentation site. For software like CFEngine, great documentation is not just “nice to have”, but a must for our users, both beginners and experienced. CFEngine has helped DevOps teams to automate their day-to-day tasks and make better decisions by providing a holistic overview of their systems. Part of our responsibility is to help users quickly understand how to conduct standard jobs while giving them insight into the possibilities of the product and features they might find useful next.

Posted by ChiaCheng Lu
May 20, 2022

How we designed CFEngine Build, a complete journey

Have you ever wondered how a site was designed and how the ideas were conceptualized into the final result? If your answer is yes, you are in the right place! In this post, I will show you our journey to create our latest website, CFEngine Build. From start to finish, how did we do the design and make the design decisions? So without further delay, let’s jump straight in! Branding and logo To have a logo that matches our objective for the website, we first need to reflect on our goal for the website.

Posted by ChiaCheng Lu
November 19, 2021

The CFEngine UI gets a fresh look

In the past 2 and half months, we have refreshed the visual design of the CFEngine UI (Mission Portal). As part of the UX/UI design team, our goal is to provide an up-to-date design as well as an easy-to-use user interface. In this blog post, I will showcase the changes we made, the process behind the redesign, and the challenges encountered along the way. I am sharing the journey with you and hope to inspire the people who are currently planning to take a similar path.

Posted by ChiaCheng Lu
June 17, 2021