Continuous Compliance with InSpec

on Monday 8/28/17 from 8:30am until 1:30pm

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NOTE: You MUST be registered to attend the conference in order to attend the workshop.


InSpec is an open-source testing framework for infrastructure with a human-readable language for specifying compliance, security, and other policy requirements. Easily integrate automated tests that check for adherence to policy into any stage of your deployment pipeline.

This is a hands-on workshop that will give participants an introduction to InSpec and the ideas and practices required to achieve continuous compliance. During this session, participants will:

  • Run InSpec locally on a machine
  • Run InSpec on a remote machine
  • Use InSpec in the Chef cookbook development process for integration testing

Attendees should bring a wifi-enabled laptop to the workshop.

Attendees will be given a remote workstation with all prerequisites installed. The only thing required to access these workstations will be an SSH client (PuTTY on Windows) and familiarity with a interactive text editor (Vi/Vim, Emacs, or Nano).

It’s best that students of this class have some familiarity and comfort with the following:

  • Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor
  • Working on the command line
  • Basic system administration – installing packages, configuring those packages, starting service



Jody Wolfborn

Jody is a Solutions Architect at Chef Software, a Windows and Linux admin, and a theatre major-turned-technologist with a passion for languages of all kinds. She’s worked with small startups and ...scott-macfarlane

Scott Macfarlane

Scott Macfarlane is a Solutions Architect at Chef Software, based in Seattle. Previously Scott has used Chef and Habitat to build and manage near-real-time weather satellite data processing systems at ...