Model Integration Tests

Last modified 15 Nov 2021 11:25 +01:00
Integration Tests

This page describes details of the integration tests setup that is special to the Model Integration Tests (model-intest). See the ../ page for a generic introduction.

Model Integration Tests are testing the system by using IDM Model Interface and similar interfaces on that level (namely ModelInteractionService). The tests are located in a special-purpose model-intest component that contains large number of integration tests. This component has in fact only the tests and no other code. This is the most intensive integration test suite for midPoint.

Common Configuration

All model integration tests share parts of a common set-up. This is good for efficient writing of a new tests and also for maintenance. However writing a new tests requires familiarity with the common configuration, which is currently quite rich. Also it is quite difficult to test exotic configurations or configurations that are not entirely compatible with the common configuration. Almost all o the tests are using Dummy Resource.

Essential Objects

There is a set of objects essential for midPoint to work, such as system configuration, administrator user and superuser role.


There is a wild range of dummy resource configurations. There is one default dummy resource (resource with null name) that has the most typical configuration. And then there are is quite a rich collection of different resource configurations. Therese are (historically) named by colors. So there is a red resource that has strong mappings, green that is configured as a source, white which has minimal configuration and so on. The characteristics of these resource should be documented in the comments in the AbstractConfiguredModelIntegrationTest and also in each individual XML file that contains the definition. But some comments are missing. If you find a missing comment please add it.

There are some sync and recon tasks for the resources prepared for the tests. However these are not loaded automatically. They have to be loaded where needed.

Resource name Outline Details Recommended for Out-bound In-bound Entit-lements


generic *target
*(but also source)

Used in most tests. Has some "unisex" configuration that is supposed to fit broad variety of tests.

All tests that do not require any special configuration.





strong mappings

Tests with strong outbound mappings.



weak mappings

Tests with weak outbound mappings.



generic source(but also target)

This is authoritative source resource, but it also has outbound mappings.

Synchronization tests (as a source). Inbound mappings.






inbound association

Basic inbound entitlement (priv) association setup.





There is selection of users and accounts. Some users are already loaded (see AbstractInitializedModelIntegrationTest.initSystem()). Some users even have existing accounts. Other users are just lying there and are not automatically loaded. There are ready to be loaded and added by your test code as appropriate.

Roles, Orgs, etc.

There is a selection of roles that usually induce an account on the default dummy resource. There is a small organizational structure that has hierarchical and a flat parts. Loading of this orgstruct can be turned off if needed.

Test Superclasses

There are two abstract superclasses:

  • AbstractConfiguredModelIntegrationTest has only a very basic system configuration applied in its initSystem() method. But this superclass has all the constants for file paths and OIDs and names of all the common configuration objects. Extend this superclass if you want to make a very custom system initialization yourself.

  • AbstractInitializedModelIntegrationTest does quite a big system initialization in its initSystem() method. It loads a lot of users, roles, organizational structure, it initializes a wide spectrum of colorful resources and so on. This superclass is used by most tests.


Model integration tests are designed especially to easily create new tests. Hence the rich common configuration. If you need to add new test case there are high chances that all you need is to add a new method to an existing test class. It is worth spending the time exploring the tests and looking for the right place to add you test method.

In your test method or test class try to avoid creating new configuration (resources, roles or orgs) unless really necessary. We want to have maximum reuse in model-intest to make maintenance feasible. It is often better to change or extend existing common configuration. Do not worry too much about influencing other tests. Just modify the configuration and run all the other tests. If they pass then your configuration change is probably OK.

Creating few configuration objects specific for your test class is perfectly OK. But if you need to create a a lot of custom configuration without reusing much from the existing common then please consider placing your test in Story Tests instead.

Creating New Test

The tests in the model-intenst components can be used as an examples to create new tests.

  • Create a test class, e.g. TestMagicCredentials. This class should extend the AbstractInitializedModelIntegrationTest or AbstractConfiguredModelIntegrationTest superclass. Make sure you have proper annotations on the class to initialize and clean up spring context (copy&paste from existing test classes).

  • If you need special configuration create configuration subdirectory, e.g. src/test/resources/magic-credentials. The TEST_DIR constant should point to that.

  • Put all your configuration objects into that directory.

  • Implement initSystem() method to load these objects. See existing test classes for examples how to do that. Important: do not forget to invoke the superclass method: super.initSystem(…​)

  • Initialize your resources in the initSystem() method. E.g. see Dummy Resource page. Not not use OpenDJController to start embedded LDAP server instance (see note about test execution below). Use other existing test classes as examples.

  • Write the test methods.

  • Add your tests to testng-integration.xml

Test Execution

The model integration tests are executed during normal midPoint build. Which happens pretty much continually during whole workday in bamboo. Therefore if you modify a test here please keep an eye on bamboo. In case of a failure please fix the test as soon as possible. This is quite important as we rely quite heavily on these tests to see whether midPoint is broken or not.

Please also keep the test running time reasonable. Do not create tests that run too long or that are too resource-intensive. If you want a really hardcore intensive test please place it in Story Tests or longtests.

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