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Installation Command

RoostGPT binary is available at

Add the "roostgpt-<linux|macos|win.exe>" binary to your PATH environment variable

For Linux/MacOS,  you can execute the below command to install roostgpt

curl | bash -

CLI Commands

./roostGPT-macos   (for mac) &  ./roostGPT-win.exe (for windows)

This command is used to run the RoostGPT CLI on your operating system.

  • -h, --help: Displays the help message that provides information about the available options and usage.

  • roostgpt config create:  Creates roostgpt configuration file. The configuration file contains environment variables used by RoostGPT application.
  • --ui:  It opens the web form in order to create downloadable configuration file.
  • --output-dir, -o <path>:  Creates a configuration file in a specific directory. The configuration file contains environment variables used by the RoostGPT application. Default path is pwd.
  • --name <name>: Creates the configuration file with specific name. Default name is default.env

  • roostgpt config update: Updates the roostgpt configuration file.

  • --config, -c <path>: Specifies the location of the environment configuration file. The configuration file contains environment variables used by the RoostGPT application.

  • --name <name>:  loads pwd/$name.env. It is ignored if the --file is provided

  • roostgpt test create: Triggers the test code.

  • --config,-c <path>: Path to the configuration file if provided, otherwise the configuration will retrieved from Environment variables .

Instructions for creating .env file

An easy way to download the .env file is to use

The .env file should be in the same folder path as RoostGPT binary.

Here is what the content of your .env file will look like:

# GIT env vars
GIT_TYPE=                    # Default is github; Supports [github, gitlab, azure, bitbucket, local]
HOSTED_TYPE=                 # Default is cloud; Supports [cloud, hosted]
GIT_HOSTED_URL=              # Required if HOSTED_TYPE=hosted
USE_SSH=                     # Optional; Default is false; Supports [true, false]; SSH based auth for Git
LOCAL_PROJECT_PATH=          # Required if GIT_TYPE is local, Path to your workspace.
SOURCE_GIT_CLONE_URL=        # Optional; the source repo clone URL
SOURCE_GIT_TOKEN=            # Required
SOURCE_OWNER_NAME=           # Required
SOURCE_REPO_NAME=            # Required
SOURCE_REPO_ID=              # Required for GIT_TYPE=gitlab
SOURCE_PROJECT_NAME=         # Required for GIT_TYPE=azure
SOURCE_PROJECT_ID=           # Required for GIT_TYPE=bitbucket
SOURCE_BASE_BRANCH=          # Required
SOURCE_RELATIVE_DIRECTORY=   # Optional; the relative path of the repository
SAME_TARGET_DETAIL=          # Optional; Default true, Supports [true, false]
DESTINATION_GIT_CLONE_URL=   # Optional; the destination repo clone URL
DESTINATION_REPO_ID=         # Required if SAME_TARGET_DETAIL=false and GIT_TYPE=gitlab
DESTINATION_PROJECT_ID=      # Required if SAME_TARGET_DETAIL=false and GIT_TYPE=bitbucket

# Open AI env vars
OPENAI_API_MODEL=            # Optional; Default is gpt-4
OPENAI_API_KEY=              # Required if AI_TYPE=openai

# Vertex AI env vars
VERTEX_FINE_TUNE=            # Optional; Default is false, Supports [true, false]
VERTEX_PROJECT_ID=           # Required if AI_TYPE=vertexai
VERTEX_REGION=               # Required if AI_TYPE=vertexai and VERTEX_FINE_TUNE=true
VERTEX_BEARER_TOKEN=         # Required if AI_TYPE=vertexai
VERTEX_MODEL=                # Required if AI_TYPE=vertexai; Supports [text-bison, code-bison, codechat-bison]

# Azure Open AI env vars
AZURE_OPENAI_ENDPOINT=       # Required if AI_TYPE=azure_open_ai
AZURE_DEPLOYMENT_NAME=       # Required if AI_TYPE=azure_open_ai
AZURE_OPENAI_KEY=            # Required if AI_TYPE=azure_open_ai

# Open source env vars
OPEN_SOURCE_MODEL_ENDPOINT=  # Required if AI_TYPE=open_source_ai
OPEN_SOURCE_MODEL=           # Optional; Supports [meta-llama/Llama-2-13b-chat, HuggingFaceH4/starchat-beta]

# Jira board env vars
JIRA_HOST_NAME=              # Required if TEST_TYPE=functional and BOARD_TYPE=jira
JIRA_EMAIL=                  # Required if TEST_TYPE=functional and BOARD_TYPE=jira
JIRA_TOKEN=                  # Required if TEST_TYPE=functional and BOARD_TYPE=jira

# Azure board env vars
AZURE_ORG=                   # Required if TEST_TYPE=functional and BOARD_TYPE=azure
AZURE_PROJECT=               # Required if TEST_TYPE=functional and BOARD_TYPE=azure
AZURE_TOKEN=                 # Required if TEST_TYPE=functional and BOARD_TYPE=azure

# Log env vars
LOG_SOURCE=                  # Optional; Default is elks
LOG_SOURCE_PATH=             # Optional; the log file path
LOG_ELASTICSEARCH_URL=       # Optional; the Elastic search URL
LOG_ELASTICSEARCH_USER=      # Optional; the Elastic search user name
LOG_ELASTICSEARCH_TOKEN=     # Optional; the Elastic search token
LOG_ELASTICSEARCH_API_KEY=   # Optional; the Elastic search api key

# Behavioural test cases env vars
BEHAVIORAL_TEST_TYPE=        # Optional; Supports [gherkin]
BEHAVIORAL_TEST_SOURCE=      # Optional; Supports [file, gitpath, url]
BEHAVIORAL_TEST_FILE_PATH=   # Optional; path of the source file if source is file/gitpath. Relative path in case of gitpath.
BEHAVIORAL_TEST_URL=         # Optional; URL of the source file if source is url

# API Spec env vars
API_SPEC_TYPE=               # Optional; Supports [swagger, postman]
API_SPEC_SOURCE=             # Optional; Supports [file, gitpath, url]
API_SPEC_FILE_PATH=          # Optional; path of the source file if source is file/gitpath. Relative path in case of gitpath.
API_SPEC_URL=                # Optional; URL of the source file if source is url

# License env vars
ROOST_DOMAIN=                # Optional; Default is
ROOST_TOKEN=                 # Required, the Roost token
TELEMETRY=                   # Optional; Default is true, Supports [true, false], send telemetry data to roost, no private information is shared.

# Additional vars
TEST_NAME=                   # Optional; Default is roost-test
ROOST_DIR=                   # Optional; Default is /var/tmp/Roost/RoostGPT
LANGUAGE=                    # Optional; Default is java; Supports [java, go, python, csharp, nodejs]
AI_TYPE=                     # Optional; Default is openai; Supports [openai, vertexai, azure_open_ai, open_source_ai]
PACKAGES_TO_SCAN=            # Required for LANGUAGE=java, the package to scan and generate test for example - com.demo.sample
ITERATION=                   # Optional; Default is 2
TIMEOUT=                     # Optional; Default is 1 hour
TEST_TYPE=                   # Optional; Default is unit Supports [unit, functional, artillery, artillery-api-spec, integration]
RETRIGGER=                   # Optional; Default is false, Supports [true, false]
TRIGGER_ID=                  # Unique id to identify multiple triggers; Default is epoch
BOARD_TYPE=                  # Optional; Default is jira; Supports [jira, azure, none]
GIT_PR_URL=                  # The Git PR URL  of the generated test

# Improve test env vars
IMPROVE_TEST=                # Optional; Default is false, Supports [true, false]
FILE_PATH=                   # Required if IMPROVE_TEST=true
USER_CONTENT=                # Required if IMPROVE_TEST=true
Here's a description of each variable:
  • GIT_TYPE: Specifies the type of Git repository.
     Supported values: "github", "gitlab", "azure", "bitbucket_cloud", "bitbucket_server".
  • GIT_TOKEN: A token for authenticating the specific Git repository.
  • OWNER_NAME: The name of the repository owner (Git username).
  • REPO_NAME: The name of the repository.
  • REPO_ID: The ID of the repository.
  • PROJECT_NAME: The name of the project.
  • PROJECT_ID: The ID of the project .
  • USER_IP: User IP required for "bitbucket_server".
  • BASE_BRANCH: The base branch of the repository (set to "master").
  • RELATIVE_DIRECTORY: The relative directory path within the repository.
# Open AI env vars
  • OPENAI_API_MODEL: Specifies the type of the OpenAI API model.
    Supported values: "gpt-4", "gpt-3.5-turbo" etc. ( This models availability depends on the OPENAI_API_KEY ).
    Default value: "gpt-4".
  • OPENAI_API_KEY: The API key for accessing the OpenAI API.
# Vertex AI env vars
  • VERTEX_PROJECT_ID: The ID of the Vertex project.
  • VERTEX_REGION: The region where the Vertex project is located (example "us-central1").
  • VERTEX_BEARER_TOKEN: The bearer token for accessing the Vertex API.
  • VERTEX_MODEL: The name of the Vertex model to use.
    Supported values: "text-bison", "code-bison".
  • VERTEX_FINE_TUNE: Indicates whether fine-tuning is enabled for the model.
    Supported values: "true", "false".
    Default value: "false".
# Jira board env vars
  • JIRA_EMAIL: The email address associated with your Jira account.
  • JIRA_HOST_NAME: The hostname of your Jira instance.
  • JIRA_PASSWORD: The password for your Jira account.
# Azure board env vars
  • AZURE_ORG: The organization associated with your Azure Devops account.
  • AZURE_TOKEN: The access token for authenticating with Azure Devops.
  • AZURE_PROJECT: The name of the Azure Devops project.
# Log env vars
  • LOG_SOURCE: origin from where the logs are generated.
    Default value: "elks".
  • LOG_SOURCE_PATH: location where the log files are stored.
  • LOG_ELASTICSEARCH_URL: The URL for the Elasticsearch.
  • LOG_ELASTICSEARCH_USER: A user name for accessing Elasticsearch resources.
  • LOG_ELASTICSEARCH_TOKEN: Authentication used for accessing Elasticsearch resources.
  • LOG_ELASTICSEARCH_API_KEY: The API key to authenticate and authorize access to Elasticsearch APIs.
# Behavioural Test cases env vars
  • BEHAVIORAL_TEST_TYPE: The type of behavioural tests. Supports gherkin.
  • BEHAVIORAL_TEST_SOURCE: location or the source of behavioural test source. Supports file, gitpath and url.
  • BEHAVIORAL_TEST_FILE_PATH: Path of the source file if source is file/gitpath, Relative path in case of gitpath.
  • BEHAVIORAL_TEST_URL: The URL of the source file if the source is URL.
# API Spec env vars
  • API_SPEC_TYPE: The type of API specification. Supports Swagger and Postman
  • API_SPEC_SOURCE: location or the source of api. Supports file, gitpath and url.
  • API_SPEC_FILE_PATH: Path of the source file if source is file/gitpath, Relative path in case of gitpath.
  • API_SPEC_URL: The URL of the source file if the source is URL.
# License env vars
  • ROOST_DOMAIN: This is the Roost Domain, default value for this is
  • ROOST_TOKEN: Authentication token for RoostGPT CLI. 
# Additional vars
  • TEST_NAME: The name of the test.
    Default value: "roost-test".
  • ROOST_DIR: The directory path for Roost.
    Default value: "/var/tmp/Roost/RoostGPT".
  • LANGUAGE: The programming language of the source code.
    Supported values: "java", "go", "python", "csharp".
    Default value: "java".
  • AI_TYPE: The AI model being used to generate tests.
    Supported values: "openai", "vertexai","open_source_ai","azure_open_ai".
    Default value: "openai".
  • PACKAGES_TO_SCAN: The packages to be scanned, supports single package or comma separated values. 
    ( Required for JAVA ex. com.example.product or com.example.product,com.example.controller )
  • ITERATION: The iteration number to improve and run the test.
    Default value: "2".
  • TRIGGER_ID: The ID of the trigger. Unique id to identify multiple triggers
  • TIMEOUT: The timeout duration, after this the test generation will automatically stop.
    Default value: "1 hour".
  • TEST_TYPE: The type of test to generate.
    Supported values: "unit", "functional", "artillery", "artillery-api-spec","integration".
    Default value: "unit".
  • RETRIGGER: Indicates whether to re-trigger existing test generated that from where it left.
    Supported values: "true", "false".
    Default value: "false".
  • BOARD_TYPE: The type of board to be used.
    Supported values: "jira", "azure","none".
    Default value: "jira".
  • GIT_PR_URL: Git PR URL of the generated test.
  • TELEMETRY: Sends the telemetry data to Roost, no private information is shared .
    Supported values: "true","false".
    Default value: "true".
# Improve Test env vars
  • IMPROVE_TEST: This is used when we want to improve the generated test.   
    Supported values: "true","false"
    Default value: "false".
  • FILE_PATH: location of the file containing test. This is required if IMPROVE_TEST = true.
  • USER_CONTENT: Content Provided by the user for improving the generated test. This is required if IMPROVE_TEST = true.