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Create a New Cookbook Repository on GitHub


To create a new cookbook repository on GitHub.



  1. Log into your user account on GitHub. (
  2. Go to the Dashboard view of your account by clicking your username in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click the Create a new repo button in the upper right corner.
  4. Provide details about the new repository.
    • Repository name - Enter a unique name for the repository. (e.g. my_repository) 
    • Description (optional) - Enter a short description for the repository and select the type of repository.
      • Public - Anyone can view the contents of the repository
      • Private - The contents of the repository are not publicly visible on Requires a paid account.
    • Important! Leave the "Initialize this repository with a README" checkbox unchecked.
  5. Click the Create repository button.
    Note: If you are using the "Chef Development Environment (CDE)" ServerTemplate in the context of the Intermediate 1 Chef Tutorial, ignore the suggested setup steps because you will set up your repository a different way. 

Next Steps

To learn how to push code to your repository, see the Intermediate 1 Chef Tutorial.

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