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Chef Compliance Waivers

This hands-on lab will test your ability to create an InSpec test and your ability to create a waiver file to exclude a specific control from testing. You will need to show a test failure, then mitigate that test using your waiver file.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Aug 13, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Log In to the Provided Server

    1. Log in to the server as cloud_user with the provided password . The server has Chef Workstation installed.

    NOTE: Server setup may take several minutes after the lab has started. Once server configuration has been completed, a file named SERVER-READY is generated.

  2. Challenge

    Create and Edit a Chef InSpec Test Profile Named folder-check

    1. Using the appropriate command, create an InSpec test profile named folder-check.
    2. Accept necessary licenses.
    3. Move to the test profile.
    4. Find the appropriate InSpec test file and edit it to test if the /tmp2 folder exists.
    5. Run the InSpec test you just created. It should produce an error.
  3. Challenge

    Create a Waiver File to Exclude /tmp2 from Testing

    1. Create a waiver file to exclude the test for /tmp2.
    2. Run the test again and the error should no longer exist, since the failing control has been excluded.

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