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Spring Boot Integration Test With Cucumber and Jenkins Pipeline

Learn how to integrate the Cucumber framework with Spring Boot integration tests and collect reports in a Jenkins pipeline for behavior-driven testing.

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Here I am sharing how you can integrate Cucumber for behavior driven testing with Spring Boot integration tests, and how you collect the reports in Jenkins pipeline.

In a sample Spring Boot app generated from my custom Spring Boot archetype, we will show a small integration test suite with Cucumber and Spring Boot.

Steps to Follow

1- Add Cucumber maven dependencies to your Spring Boot pom.xml

 <!-- Cucumber-->

2- Define Cucumber features in your test resources:

Screen Shot 2017-12-03 at 19.00.06

3- How to define the features implementation to be executed with your Spring Boot app logic:

  • The feature description:

Feature: the health can be retrieved
  Scenario: client makes call to GET /health
    When the client calls /health
Then the client receives response status code of 200

  • The feature implementation:

 * how the feature is executed
public class GetHealthStep extends CucumberRoot {
    private ResponseEntity<String> response; // output

    @When("^the client calls /health$")
    public void the_client_issues_GET_health() throws Throwable {
        response = template.getForEntity("/health", String.class);

    @Then("^the client receives response status code of (\\d+)$")
    public void the_client_receives_status_code_of(int statusCode) throws Throwable {
        HttpStatus currentStatusCode = response.getStatusCode();
        assertThat("status code is incorrect : " +
                response.getBody(), currentStatusCode.value(), is(statusCode));


4- How to execute the integration test:

You need to configure the root executor with Cucumber runner as the following:

 * the main class for cucumber where you configure where the features are defined and which formats of reports needed to be generated
@CucumberOptions(features = {"src/test/resources/features"}, format = {"pretty", "html:target/reports/cucumber/html",
        "json:target/cucumber.json", "usage:target/usage.jsonx", "junit:target/junit.xml"})
public class CucumberIntegrationIT {

The integration test triggering which will be done via spring boot integration test:

 * main spring boot integration test with integration test profile
@SpringBootTest(classes = Application.class, webEnvironment = SpringBootTest.WebEnvironment.RANDOM_PORT)
public class CucumberRoot {

    protected TestRestTemplate template;

    public void before() {
        // demo to show how to add custom header Globally for the http request in spring test template , like  user header
        template.getRestTemplate().setInterceptors(Collections.singletonList((request, body, execution) -> {
                    .add("userHeader", "user");
            return execution.execute(request, body);

5- How to collect the test reports in the Jenkins pipeline: 

stage('Integration tests') {
            // Run the maven build
            steps {
                script {
                    def mvnHome = tool 'Maven 3.3.9'
                    if (isUnix()) {
                      // to skip unit testing execution
                        sh "'${mvnHome}/bin/mvn'  verify -Dunit-tests.skip=true"
                    } else {
                        bat(/"${mvnHome}\bin\mvn" verify -Dunit-tests.skip=true/)

              // here cucumber extension will collect the reports for you
                cucumber buildStatus: null, fileIncludePattern: '**/cucumber.json', jsonReportDirectory: 'target', sortingMethod: 'ALPHABETICAL'

The complete working sample is here:

GitHub: https://github.com/Romeh/spring-boot-sample-app


  1. Cucumber: https://cucumber.io/
  2. Spring Boot: https://projects.spring.io/spring-boot/

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