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security_policy resource

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Use the security_policy Chef InSpec audit resource to test security policies on the Windows platform.

Availability

Installation

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

Version

This resource first became available in v1.0.0 of InSpec.

Syntax

A security_policy resource block declares the name of a security policy and the value to be tested:

describe security_policy do
  its('policy_name') { should eq 'value' }
end

describe security_policy(translate_sid: true) do
  its('policy_name') { should include 'sid_name' }
end

where

  • 'policy_name' must specify a security policy
  • { should eq 'value' } tests the value of policy_name against the value declared in the test
  • translate_sid converts the security identifier (SID) into a human readable SID name if true. Default value is false.

Examples

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

Verify that only the Administrators group has remote access

describe security_policy do
  its('SeRemoteInteractiveLogonRight') { should eq '*S-1-5-32-544' }
end

Matchers

For a full list of available matchers, please visit our matchers page.

policy_name

The policy_name matcher must be the name of a security policy:

its('SeNetworkLogonRight') { should eq '*S-1-5-11' }

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