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Chef Journey

I'm starting a blog series on chef where I would be taking you to a journey of managing my current infrastructure using Chef. To start with these are the high level tasks lists that I've in mind:
User Management : User's creation or deletion on an environment(Dev/QA/Staging/Production) should be managed by chef, along with kind of access on the environment i.e read-only access, root access, or adding a user to some groups.VPN Setup : Currently we are using openvpnas for managing secured access to our environment, it is manual right now so the vpn set-up will also be done by chef.Apache Setup : We are using apache as web server that sits in front of our app server and also provides SSL.Jar App : We have a SOA based set-up in which we have multiple micro java services, so we would be using chef to manage those jar app i.e deploying those jar app's, starting/stopping those jar app's.Tomcat : Another major component type in our application are web apps that are hosted …