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azure_monitor_log_profiles Resource

Use the azure_monitor_log_profiles InSpec audit resource to test properties and configuration of multiple Azure log profiles.

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.

See the Chef InSpec documentation on cloud platforms for information on configuring your Azure environment for InSpec and creating an InSpec profile that uses the InSpec Azure resource pack.


An azure_monitor_log_profiles resource block returns all Azure log profiles within an entire subscription.

describe azure_monitor_log_profiles do
  it { should exist }


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 properties for all the resources being interrogated.

Field: properties


See the documentation on FilterTable for information on using filter criteria on plural resources.


Check if a Specific Log Profile is Present.

describe azure_monitor_log_profiles do
  its('names')  { should include 'my_log_profile' }

Filter the Results by the name Property if it Includes a Certain String.

describe azure_monitor_log_profiles.where{ name.include?('production') } do
  it { should exist }

Filter the Results to Include Only Those Log Profiles that Retention Policy is Enabled.

describe azure_monitor_log_profiles.where{ properties.dig(:retentionPolicy, :enabled) == true } do
  it { should exist }
  its('count') { should be 4 }


This InSpec audit resource has the following special matchers. For a full list of available matchers, please visit our Universal Matchers page.


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

describe azure_monitor_log_profiles do
  it { should 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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