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azure_subscriptions Resource

Use the azure_subscriptions InSpec audit resource to test the properties and configuration of all Azure subscriptions for a tenant.

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_subscriptions resource block returns all subscriptions for a tenant.

describe azure_subscriptions do
  it { should exist }


This resource does not require any parameters.


A list of the subscription IDs.

Field: id

A list of display names of all the subscriptions.

Field: name

A list of tag:value pairs defined on the subscriptions.

Field: tags

A list of tenant IDs of all the subscriptions.

Field: tenant_id


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


Check a specific subscription is present

describe azure_subscriptions do
  its('names')  { should include 'my-subscription' }


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_subscriptions 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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