Testing Infrastructure as Code
PsRule to analyse Bicep templates¶
Last week I made this. It's a 'simplest possible' sample project to show how to use PsRule for Azure with a Bicep template.
You can find the repository on the Quorum GitHub organization here: qnrl/PsRule-Demo
A while ago a colleague recommended a tool called PsRule. I read through some of the documentation and it looked interesting but I didn't have a use case for it at the time, and it also wasn't immediately obvious how to use it.
I felt that what was lacking was a hello-world example that would demonstrate the value of the tool and show how to use it. Then I found a blog post that explained how to use PsRule for analysing a Bicep template and I thought that was a good example to start with, so I went ahead and made myself a project to try it out using the sample Bicep template from the blog post.
Once I'd done that it became clear that I could use this project to show other people in my company so I pushed it up to the Quorum GitHub organization so that I could do an internal 'Communities of Practice (CoP)' talk using this as a demo. I soon decided that I may as well make it a public repository so that everyone could benefit from seeing it, and so I added a few more tweaks (such as making it compatible with GitHub Codespaces) that would make it easy for anyone to come along and try out the tool.
Try it out here!