InSpec v1.47.0 released!

Hi everyone! I’m happy to announce the release of InSpec 1.47.0.

One great new feature in this release is the introduction of backend caching. With the --backend-cache flag, you can instruct InSpec to cache the results of commands in a single InSpec run. For example, if you have multiple tests in different controls that run the same command on the host, and the command is rather time-intensive, the results can be cached so the command is only run once.

This is currently opt-in behavior but is planned to be the default behavior in InSpec 2.0. We also have some additional performance improvements coming for Windows in the next week or so.

New Features

Bug Fixes

  • Unique export file for security policy resource #2350 (jquick)
  • json resource: ensure params is not nil in event of read/parse failure #2354 (adamleff)
  • key_rsa resource: fix inline shell documentation help, wrong resource name used in examples #2364 (eramoto)
  • security_policy resource: use PID for filename instead of random #2368 (jquick)

Merged Pull Requests

  • docker_image resource: properly handle registries in image strings #2356 (adamleff)

You can find InSpec v1.47.0 on, RubyGems, Habitat Builder, and DockerHub.

Happy scanning!