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attributes not being pulled into control #293

crashdummymch opened this Issue Nov 9, 2017 · 1 comment


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crashdummymch commented Nov 9, 2017

Cookbook version

[Version of the cookbook where you are encountering the issue]

Chef-client version

[Version of chef-client in your environment]
Chef: 12.21.20

Platform Details

[Operating system distribution and release version. Cloud provider if running in the cloud]
centos 7.4 aws


[What you are trying to achieve and you can't?]
set inspec control attribute.

Steps to Reproduce:

[If you are filing an issue what are the things we need to do in order to repro your problem? How are you using this cookbook or any resources it includes?]
wrapper cookbook sets:
node.normal['audit']['attributes']['conf_data_collector_server_url'] = ''

conf_data_collector_server_url = attribute(
description: 'automate data collector server url',
default: ''
control 'chef client conf - clientrb' do
title 'chef client configuration contains minimum configuration for automate'
describe file(conf_clientrb) do
its('content') { should match /data_collector.server_url "#{conf_data_collector_server_url}"/ }

Expected Result:

[What are you expecting to happen as the consequence of above reproduction steps?]
should match /data_collector.server_url ""/

Actual Result:

[What actually happens after the reproduction steps? Include the error output or a link to a gist if possible.]

  File /etc/chef/client.rb content should match /data_collector.server_url ""/

This same profile does work in test kitchen audit and setting:
name: inspec
- name: chef_client_automate
git: https://myurl
conf_data_collector_server_url: ''


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adamleff commented Nov 13, 2017

@crashdummymch version 3.x of the audit cookbook does not possess the ability to pass/receive InSpec attributes. I strongly recommend updating to the latest versions. Thanks!

@adamleff adamleff closed this Nov 13, 2017

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