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azure_management_groups Resource

Use the azure_management_groups InSpec audit resource to test the properties and configuration of multiple Azure management groups.

Azure REST API Version, Endpoint, and HTTP Client Parameters

This resource interacts with API versions supported by the resource provider. The api_version can be defined as a resource parameter. If not provided, this resource uses the latest version. For more information, refer to the azure_generic_resource document.

Unless defined, this resource uses the azure_cloud global endpoint and default values for the HTTP client. For more information, refer to the resource pack README.


This resource is available in the Chef InSpec Azure resource pack.

For information on configuring your Azure environment for Chef InSpec and creating an InSpec profile that uses the InSpec Azure resource pack, see the Chef InSpec documentation for the Azure cloud platform.


An azure_management_groups resource block returns management groups for the authenticated user.

describe azure_management_groups do


This resource does not require any parameters.


A list of the unique resource IDs.

Field: id

A list of names of all the resources being interrogated.

Field: name

A list of types of all the resources being interrogated.

Field: type

A list of properties for all the resources being interrogated.

Field: properties


For information on using filter criteria on plural resources, see the documentation on FilterTable


Test that a named Management Group exists

describe azure_management_groups do
  its('names') { should include('ABCD-1234') }


For a full list of available matchers, see our Universal Matchers page.

This resource has the following special matchers.


The control passes if the filter returns at least one result. Use should_not if you expect zero matches.

# If we expect at least one management group to exist.

describe azure_management_groups do
  it { should exist }


# If we expect zero matches.

describe azure_management_groups do
  it { should_not exist }

Azure Permissions

Your Service Principal must be set up with at least a contributor role on the subscription you wish to test.

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