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Add a Chef License Key

This page describes how to add a license key to a Chef product.

You can find your license key on the customer support portal.


The following products require a Chef License key to run:

Add license key

Chef products accept a license key with either an environment variable or as a command line argument.

License data is stored locally in a configuration file at $HOME/.chef/licenses.yaml.

Command line option

Use the --chef-license-key command line option to add a license key.


Environment variable

Use the CHEF_LICENSE_KEY environment variable to add a license.

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