Test plugins#

Testing the behavior of an Inmanta plugin can be done by using the project fixture, which is part of the pytest-inmanta package. This fixture provides functionality to call a plugin directly from a pytest test case.

Install the pytest-inmanta package#

The pytest-inmanta package can be installed via pip:

pip install pytest-inmanta

Writing a test case#

Take the following plugin as an example:

 1# example_module/plugins/__init__.py
 3from inmanta.plugins import plugin
 6def hostname(fqdn: "string") -> "string":
 7    """
 8        Return the hostname part of the fqdn
 9    """
10    return fqdn.split(".")[0]

A test case, to test this plugin looks like this:

1# example_module/tests/test_hostname.py
3def test_hostname(project, inmanta_plugins):
4    host = "test"
5    fqdn = f"{host}.something.com"
6    assert inmanta_plugins.example_module.hostname(fqdn) == host
  • Line 3: Creates a pytest test case, which requires the project fixture.

  • Line 6: Uses the inmanta_plugins fixture to access the hostname function from the example_module module‚Äôs Python namespace. As such, this line tests whether host is returned when the plugin function hostname is called with the parameter fqdn.


V2 modules do not need to use the inmanta_plugins fixture. They can just import from the inmanta_plugins namespace directly at the top of the test file.

For more information see: pytest-inmanta