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mssql_sys_conf resource

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Use the mssql_sys_conf Chef InSpec audit resource to test the configuration of a Microsoft SQL Server database.

Installation

This resource is distributed along with Chef InSpec itself. You can use it automatically.

Requirements

You must have database access.

Syntax

A mssql_sys_conf resource block declares the configuration item, user, and password to test.

describe mssql_sys_conf("CONFIGURATION ITEM TO TEST", user: 'USER', password: 'PASSWORD') do
  its("value_in_use") { should cmp "EXPECTED_VALUE" }
  its("value_configured") { should cmp "EXPECTED_VALUE" }
end

where:

  • mssql_sys_conf declares a configuration item, user, and password with permission to use sys.configurations.
  • its('value_in_use') { should cmp 'EXPECTED_VALUE' } compares the current running value of the configuration item against an expected value.
  • its('value_configured') { should cmp 'EXPECTED_VALUE' } compares the saved value of the configuration item against an expected value.

Optional Parameters

mssql_sys_conf is based on the mssql_session resource and accepts all the parameters that mssql_session accepts.

username

The user name. Default value: SA.

Examples

The following examples show how to use this Chef InSpec audit resource.

Test parameters set within the database view

describe mssql_sys_conf("clr_enabled", user: 'USER', password: 'PASSWORD') do
  its("value_in_use") { should cmp "0" }
  its("value_configured") { should cmp "0" }
end

Matchers

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