ini

Use the ini InSpec audit resource to test settings in an INI file.


Syntax

An ini resource block declares the configuration settings to be tested:

describe ini('path') do
  its('setting_name') { should eq 'value' }
end

where

  • 'setting_name' is a setting key defined in the INI file
  • ('path') is the path to the INI file
  • { should eq 'value' } is the value that is expected

For example:

describe ini('path/to/ini_file.ini') do
  its('port') { should eq '143' }
  its('server') { should eq '192.0.2.62' }
end

Settings inside of sections, such as the following:

[section_name]
setting_name = 123

… can be retrieved by prefixing the setting_name with the section.

its('section_name.setting_name') { should cmp 123 }

In the event a section or setting name has a period in it, the alternate syntax can be used:

its(['section.with.a.dot.in.it', 'setting.name.with.dots']) { should cmp 'lotsadots' }


Properties

This resource supports any of the settings listed in an INI file as properties.


Examples

The following examples show how to use this InSpec audit resource.

Test SMTP settings in a PHP INI file

For example, a PHP INI file located at contains the following settings:

[mail function]
SMTP = smtp.gmail.com
smtp_port = 465

and can be tested like this:

describe ini('/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini') do
  its('mail function.smtp_port') { should eq('465') }
end


Matchers

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