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azurerm_iothub resource


This resource will be deprecated when version 2 of the inspec-azure resource pack is released. Please use the azure_iothub resource instead.

Use the azurerm_iothub InSpec audit resource to test properties and configuration of an Azure Event Hub Namespace within a Resource Group.

Azure REST API version

This resource interacts with version 2018-04-01 of the Azure Management API. For more information see the Official Azure Documentation.

At the moment, there doesn’t appear to be a way to select the version of the Azure API docs. If you notice a newer version being referenced in the official documentation please open an issue or submit a pull request using the updated version.



This resource is available in the inspec-azure resource pack. To use it, add the following to your inspec.yml in your top-level profile:


You’ll also need to setup your Azure credentials; see the resource pack README.


This resource first became available in 1.11.0 of the inspec-azure resource pack.


The resource_group and resource_name must be given as a parameter.

describe azurerm_iothub(resource_group: 'my-rg', resource_name 'my-iot-hub') do
  it { should exist }


If an IoT Hub is referenced with a valid Resource Group and Resource Name

describe azurerm_iothub(resource_group: 'my-rg', resource_name 'my-iot-hub') do
  it { should exist }

If an IoT Hub is referenced with an invalid Resource Group or Resource Name

describe azurerm_iothub(resource_group: 'invalid-rg', resource_name: 'i-do-not-exist') do
  it { should_not exist }


  • resource_group - The resource Group to which the IoT Hub belongs.
  • resource_name - The unique name of the IoT Hub.


  • id
  • name
  • type
  • location
  • tags
  • etag
  • properties
  • sku


Azure resource ID.


IoT Hub name, e.g. my-iot-hub.


The type of Resource, typically Microsoft.Devices/IotHubs.


Resource location, e.g. eastus.


A collection of additional configuration properties related to the IoT Hub, e.g. eventHubEndpoints,routing,messagingEndpoints.

For a full list of properties please take a look at the Azure documentation


Resource tags applied to the IoT Hub.


The etag applied to the IoT Hub.


SKU properties for the IoT Hub. Such as sku name, billing tier and capacity.

Other Attributes

There are additional attributes that may be accessed that we have not documented. Please take a look at the Azure documentation. Any attribute in the response may be accessed with the key names separated by dots (.).

The API may not always return keys that do not have any associated data. There may be cases where the deeply nested property may not have the desired attribute along your call chain. If you find yourself writing tests against properties that may be nil, fork this resource pack and add an accessor to the resource. Within that accessor you’ll be able to guard against nil keys. Pull requests are always welcome.


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

This resource has the following special matchers.


describe azurerm_iothub(resource_group: 'my-rg', resource_name 'my-iot-hub') do
  it { should exist }

Azure Permissions

Your Service Principal must be setup with a contributor role on the subscription you wish to test.

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