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GitLab CI template for Bruno

This project implements a GitLab CI/CD template to run your automated API tests with Bruno.


This template can be used both as a CI/CD component or using the legacy include:project syntax.

Use as a CI/CD component

Add the following to your gitlab-ci.yml:

  # 1: include the component
  - component:
    # 2: set/override component inputs
      review-enabled: true # ⚠ this is only an example

Use as a CI/CD template (legacy)

Add the following to your gitlab-ci.yml:

  # 1: include the template
  - project: 'to-be-continuous/bruno'
    ref: '1.0.0'
    file: '/templates/gitlab-ci-bruno.yml'

  # 2: set/override template variables
  REVIEW_ENABLED: "true" # ⚠ this is only an example

bruno job

This job starts Bruno (functional) tests.

It uses the following variable:

Input / Variable Description Default value
image / BRU_IMAGE The Docker image used to run the Bruno CLI.
collections / BRU_COLLECTIONS The matcher to select Bruno collection directory(ies) to run. bruno
base-url / BRU_BASE_URL Explicit base url environment to test.
Auto-evaluated by default (see below chapter).
none (auto-evaluated)
extra-args / BRU_EXTRA_ARGS Bruno extra run options none
review-enabled / REVIEW_ENABLED Set to true to enable Bruno tests on review environments (dynamic environments instantiated on development branches) none (disabled)

In addition to a textual report in the console, this job produces the following reports, kept for one day:

Report Format Usage
reports/bruno-*.xunit.xml junit test report(s) GitLab integration

base url auto evaluation

By default, the Bruno template tries to auto-evaluate a {{base_url}} variable (i.e. the variable pointing at server under test) by looking either for a $environment_url variable or for an environment_url.txt file.

Therefore if an upstream job in the pipeline deployed your code to a server and propagated the deployed server url, either through a dotenv variable $environment_url or through a basic environment_url.txt file, then the Bruno test will automatically be run on this server.

⚠ all our deployment templates implement this design. Therefore even purely dynamic environments (such as review environments) will automatically be propagated to your Bruno tests.

Hook scripts

The Bruno template supports optional hook scripts from your project, located in the root directory to perform additional project-specific logic:

  • is executed before running Bruno,
  • is executed after running Bruno (whichever the tests status).