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smoke.sh

A minimal smoke testing framework in Bash.

Features:

  • Response body checks
  • Response code checks
  • Response header checks
  • GET/POST on endpoints
  • CSRF tokens
  • Reporting and sane exit codes

smoke sh

Example

Checking if the Google Search home page works and contains the word "search":

#!/bin/bash

. smoke.sh

smoke_url_ok "http://google.com/"
    smoke_assert_body "search"
smoke_report

Running:

$ ./smoke-google
> http://google.com/
    [ OK ] 2xx Response code
    [ OK ] Body contains "search"
OK (2/2)

For a more advanced and complete example, see below.

Setup and usage

The recommended setup includes copying the smoke.sh file in the appropriate place and creating a new file in the same directory that you will write your tests in.

 $ tree -n
 .
 ├── smoke-google
 └── smoke.sh

In your file containing the tests, start with sourcing the smoke.sh file and end with calling smoke_report if you want a final report + appropriate exit code.

#!/bin/bash

. smoke.sh

# your test assertions go here

smoke_report

GET a URL and check the response code

The minimal smoke test will check if a URL returns with a 200 response code:

smoke_url_ok "http://google.com"

POST a URL and check the response code

A more advanced smoke test will POST data to a URL. Such a test can be used to for example check if the login form is functional:

smoke_form_ok "http://example.org/login" path/to/postdata

And the POST data (path/to/postdata):

username=smoke&password=test

Checking if the response body contains a certain string

By checking if the response body contains certain strings you can rule out that your server is serving a 200 OK, which seems fine, while it is actually serving the apache default page:

smoke_assert_body "Password *"

Checking if the response headers contain a certain string

By checking response headers, you can make sure to get the correct content type:

smoke_assert_headers "Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8"

Configuring a base URL

It is possible to setup a base URL that is prepended for each URL that is requested.

smoke_url_prefix "http://example.org"
smoke_url_ok "/"
smoke_url_ok "/login"

Overriding the host

If the server requires a certain host header to be set, override the host from the URL with

smoke_host "example.org"

To un-override, set it empty:

smoke_host ""

CSRF tokens

Web applications that are protected with CSRF tokens will need to extract a CSRF token from the responses. The CSRF token will then be used in each POST request issued by smoke.sh.

Setup an after response callback to extract the token and set it. Example:

#!/bin/bash

. smoke.sh

_extract_csrf() {
    CSRF=$(smoke_response_body | grep OUR_CSRF_TOKEN | grep -oE "[a-f0-9]{40}")

    if [[ $CSRF != "" ]]; then
        smoke_csrf "$CSRF" # set the new CSRF token
    fi
}

SMOKE_AFTER_RESPONSE="_extract_csrf"

When the CSRF token is set, smoke.sh will replace the string __SMOKE_CSRF_TOKEN__ in your post data with the given token:

username=smoke&password=test&csrf=__SMOKE_CSRF_TOKEN__

To get data from the last response, three helper functions are available:

smoke_response_code    # e.g. 200, 201, 400...
smoke_response_body    # raw body (html/json/...)
smoke_response_headers # list of headers

Advanced example

More advanced example showing all features of smoke.sh:

#!/bin/bash

BASE_URL="$1"

if [[ -z "$1" ]]; then
    echo "Usage:" $(basename $0) "<base_url>"
    exit 1
fi

. smoke.sh

_extract_csrf() {
    CSRF=$(smoke_response_body | grep OUR_CSRF_TOKEN | grep -oE "[a-f0-9]{40}")

    if [[ $CSRF != "" ]]; then
        smoke_csrf "$CSRF" # set the new CSRF token
    fi
}

SMOKE_AFTER_RESPONSE="_extract_csrf"

smoke_url_prefix "$BASE_URL"
smoke_host "example.org"

smoke_url_ok "/"
    smoke_assert_body "Welcome"
    smoke_assert_body "Login"
    smoke_assert_body "Password"
    smoke_assert_headers "Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8"
smoke_form_ok "/login" postdata/login
    smoke_assert_body "Hi John Doe"
    smoke_assert_headers "Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8"
smoke_report

API

function description
smoke_assert_body <string> assert that the body contains <string>
smoke_assert_code <code> assert that there was a <code> response code
smoke_assert_code_ok assert that there was a 2xx response code
smoke_assert_headers <string> assert that the headers contain <string>
smoke_csrf <token> set the csrf token to use in POST requests
smoke_form <url> <datafile> POST data on url
smoke_form_ok <url> <datafile> POST data on url and check for a 2xx response code
smoke_report prints the report and exits
smoke_response_body body of the last response
smoke_response_code code of the last response
smoke_response_headers headers of the last response
smoke_url <url> GET a url
smoke_url_ok <url> GET a url and check for a 2xx response code
smoke_url_prefix <prefix> set the prefix to use for every url (e.g. domain)
smoke_host <host> set the host header to use
smoke_tcp_ok <host> <port> open a tcp connection and check for a Connected response
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