A test suite with some tests for CRUD operations on containers and documents on a Solid pod.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import solidCrudTests from '';



Surface tests for CRUD and Websockets-pubsub functionality of a pod server


There are two ways to run these tests:

With some webid-oidc user

First, add 'https://tester' as a trusted app. Assuming the server has Solid OS as its web interface, the steps are as follows:

  • using your browser, log in to the pod
  • top right menu
  • Preferences
  • Preferences
  • Manage your trusted applications (may require a page refresh before it displays properly),
  • Tick Read + Write,
  • Click Add

Now, get a cookie that will allow this user to silently authenticate. You can use a curl command, for instance for node-solid-server it would POST 'username' and 'password' to /login/password and run the tests, as follows:

npm ci

# The SERVER_ROOT will be used both for webid-oidc discovery and as the base container to run the tests against.
# To use a different base container set STORAGE_ROOT.

export USERNAME=solid-crud-tests-example-1
export PASSWORD=123
# This curl command is specific to node-solid-server:
export CURL_RESULT=`curl -i $SERVER_ROOT/login/password -d"username=$USERNAME&password=$PASSWORD" | grep Set-Cookie`
# The COOKIE will be used when going through the webid-oidc flow:
export COOKIE=`expr "$CURL_RESULT" : '^Set-Cookie:\ \(.*\).'`

echo Server root is $SERVER_ROOT
echo Cookie is $COOKIE
npm run jest
# Or: ./node_modules/.bin/jest --timeout=60000

You should see something like:

Tests:       17 failed, 55 passed, 62 total

You can also harvest the cookie using your web browser's developer tools instead of curl. Or for instance for programmatically getting a cookie for Nextcloud, our test suites use Puppeteer. Set it into the COOKIE env var, set the SERVER_ROOT, and run npm run jest.

With public access

If you run against a container with public read/write access, then it's not necessary to add https://tester as a trusted app. Instead (assuming the server has Solid OS as its web interface):

  • using your browser, log in to the pod
  • click the folder icon
  • click the green +
  • click the folder icon
  • pick a folder name
  • click the triangle before the name of the newly created container
  • click the padlock icon
  • Set specific sharing for this folder
  • Click the green +
  • Click the globe icon
  • If you don't see the globe icon appear next to 'Viewers', refresh the page
  • Drag the globe icon from 'Viewers' to 'Editors'

Now you can run without a COOKIE environment variable:

npm install
npm run jest

In development

Start your server with a self-signed cert on port 443 of localhost and run with:

export SERVER_ROOT=https://localhost

Skipping the tests that are related to websockets-pubsub

By specifying the SKIP_WPS environment variable you can make all websockets-pubsub related tests be skipped. This means you don't get distracted by failing tests if you simply did not implement that part of the Solid spec yet, and only want to test the https part of your server's behaviour.