Running end-to-end tests¶
cert-manager has an end-to-end test suite that verifies functionality against a real Kubernetes cluster.
This document explains how you can run the end-to-end tests yourself. This is useful when you have added or changed functionality in cert-manager and want to verify the software still works as expected.
Currently, a number of tools must be installed on your machine in order to run the tests:
docker- We provision a whole Kubernetes cluster within Docker, and so an up to date version of Docker must be installed. The oldest Docker version we have tested is 17.09.
- kind - This tool is responsible for actually building and starting the Kubernetes cluster used during tests.
- helm - A minimum version 2.10 is required.
kubectl- If you are running the tests on Linux, this step is technically not required. For non-Linux hosts (i.e. OSX), you will need to ensure you have a relatively new version of kubectl available on your PATH.
golang- We require golang to build cert-manager and various test related components. You should use at least go version 1.9, although we currently build with go 1.11 in our own CI.
- An internet connection - tests require access to DNS, and optionally Cloudflare APIs (if a Cloudflare API token is provided).
Docker, helm and kubectl should be installed through your preferred means.
kind can be installed like so:
go install k8s.io/test-infra/kind
Run end-to-end tests¶
You can run the end-to-end tests by executing the following:
The full suite may take up to 20 minutes to run. You can monitor output of this command to track progress.