The files in this gist are for having Jenkins automatically manage a chef repository using git submodules. This allows for clean, clutter free management of individual cookbooks, and individual respositories for roles, environments and data bags in our
The process relies on using Github (we use Github Enterprise) and Jenkins in combination with the Jenkins Github plugin to notify Jenkins when a repository has changed.
chef-repo directory looks something like:
chef-repo - cookbooks - Each cookbook is a git submodule managed by Jenkins - data_bags (git submodule managed by Jenkins)