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Last updated : Sep 27, 2023
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Sep 2023
Trial ? Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.

Terratest continues to be an interesting option for infrastructure testing. It is a Golang library that makes it easier to write automated tests. Using infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform, you can create real infrastructure components (such as servers, firewalls or load balancers) to deploy applications on them and then validate the expected behavior using Terratest. At the end of the test, Terratest can undeploy the apps and clean up resources. Our teams report that this approach of testing deployed infrastructure components fosters confidence in the infrastructure as code. We see our teams writing a variety of infra security tests for application components and their integrations. These include detecting misconfigurations, verifying access control (e.g., to check whether certain IAM roles or permissions are correctly configured or to ensure only authorized users have access to specific resources) and network security tests to verify prevention of unauthorized traffic to sensitive resources to name a few. This allows security testing to be shifted left and provides feedback during development itself.

Apr 2021
Trial ? Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.

Terratest caught our attention in the past as an interesting option for infrastructure testing. Since then, our teams have been using it, and they're very excited about it because of its stability and the experience it provides. Terratest is a Golang library that makes it easier to write automated tests for infrastructure code. Using infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform, you can create real infrastructure components (such as servers, firewalls, or load balancers) to deploy applications on them and then validate the expected behavior using Terratest. At the end of the test, Terratest can undeploy the apps and clean up resources. This makes it largely useful for end-to-end tests of your infrastructure in a real environment.

Apr 2019
Assess ? Worth exploring with the goal of understanding how it will affect your enterprise.

We widely use Terraform as code to configure a cloud infrastructure. Terratest is a Golang library that makes it easier to write automated tests for infrastructure code. A test run creates real infrastructure components (such as servers, firewalls or load balancers), deploys applications on them and validates the expected behavior using Terratest. At the end of the test, Terratest can undeploy the apps and clean up resources. This makes it largely useful for end-to-end tests of your infrastructure in a real environment.

Veröffentlicht : Apr 24, 2019

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