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azure_monitor_log_profiles Resource

Use the azure_monitor_log_profiles InSpec audit resource to test the 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.

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_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


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


Check if a specific Log profile is present

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


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.

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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