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A simple plugin to use with pytest

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A plugin to send pytest test results to ELK stack, with extra context data


  • Reporting into Elasticsearch each test result, as the test finish
  • Automaticlly append context data to each test:
    • git inforamtion such as branch or last commit and more
    • all of Jenkins env variables
    • username if available
  • Report a test summery to Elastic for each session with all the context data
  • can append any user data into the context sent to elastic



You can install "pytest-elk-reporter" via pip from PyPI

pip install pytest-elk-reporter

ElasticSearch configureation

We need this auto_create_index enable for the indexes that are going to be used, since we don't have code to create the indexes, this is the default

curl -X PUT "localhost:9200/_cluster/settings" -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d'
    "persistent": {
        "action.auto_create_index": "true"

For more info on this elasticsearch feature check thier index documention


Run and configure from command line

pytest --es-address
# or if you need user/password to authenticate
pytest --es-address --es-username fruch --es-password 'passwordsarenicetohave'

Configure from code (Idealy in

import pytest

@pytest.fixture(scope='session', autouse=True)
def configure_es(elk_reporter):
    # TODO: get cerdentials in more secure fashion programtically, maybe AWS secrects or the likes
    # or put them in plain-text in the code... what can ever go wrong...
    elk_reporter.es_address = ""
    elk_reporter.es_user = 'fruch'
    elk_reporter.es_password = 'passwordsarenicetohave'
    elk_reporter.es_index_name = 'test_data'

Configure from pytest ini file

# put this in pytest.ini / tox.ini / setup.cfg
es_address =
es_user = fruch
es_password = passwordsarenicetohave
es_index_name = test_data

see pytest docs for more about how to configure using .ini files

Collect context data for the whole session

For example, with this I'll be able to build a dash board per version

@pytest.fixture(scope="session", autouse=True)
def report_formal_version_to_elk(request):
    Append my own data specific, for example which of the code uner test is used
    # TODO: take it programticly of of the code under test...
    my_data = {"formal_version": "1.0.0-rc2" }

    elk = request.config.pluginmanager.get_plugin("elk-reporter-runtime")

Collect data for specific tests

def test_my_service_and_collect_timings(request, elk_reporter):
    response = requests.get("")
    assert response.status_code == 200

    elk_reporter.append_test_data(request, {"do_something_response_time": response.elapsed.total_seconds() })
    # now doing response time per version dashboard quite easy
    # and yeah, it's not exactly real usable metric, it's just an example...


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.


Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, "pytest-elk-reporter" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.


This pytest plugin was generated with Cookiecutter along with @hackebrot's cookiecutter-pytest-plugin template.

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