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SpecFlow plugin for Cucumber Pro

This SpecFlow plugin publishes test results to Cucumber Pro.


Your SpecFlow project must be stored in a Git repository.

It's recommended (but not required) that you use a CI server to publish the test results. Any CI server works. If you use on of the following CI servers, some of the configuration will be automatic.

  • Bamboo
  • Circle CI
  • Jenkins
  • Travis
  • Wercker


Install plugin from NuGet into your SpecFlow project.

PM> Install-Package Cucumber.Pro.SpecFlowPlugin


The majority of the settings have usable defaults or can be detected from the CI server. You should however set the following configuration settings:

  • projectname: The name of the Cucumber Pro project you send the results to
  • token: The security token for publishing the results
  • url: The URL of the Cucumber Pro installation, if you are using a privately hosted Cucumber Pro appliance

The configurations can be specified by setting environment variables or using a configuration file. See configuration details below.


If you run SpecFlow test several times as part of your build (with different options, perhaps different tags), you can specify a different profile name for each run. This allows Cucumber Pro to show separate results for each profile.

The profile name is specified using the configuration file or environment variable.


The default configuration of the plugin is as follows:

  # The plugin sends your local environment variables to Cucumber Pro so it can detect the CI build number, 
  # git branch/tag and other information about the build. This mask is a regular expression for filtering
  # out sensitive values that should not be sent to Cucumber Pro.

  # Sets the log level to one of `DEBUG`, `INFO`, `WARN`, `ERROR` or `FATAL`. Defaults to `INFO`.
  # Setting it to `DEBUG` will also print the current configuration when the plugin runs.

  # Writes out the log messages to the specified file. 
  # The file path can be absolute or relative to the test assembly. Environment variables can also
  # be used with the syntax: %TEMP%\results.json.

  # Not needed if the build is running on a preferred CI server and the Cucumber Pro project 
  # name is identical to the CI server project name. Define this environment variable to override 
  # the project name.

  # Sets the execution profile for publishing the results. If omitted the value "default" is used.
  # When the same tests are executed in different configuration, you should override the profile name
  # by setting the `CUCUMBERPRO_PROFILE` environment variable on the build server.

  # (This configuration can be skipped for private Cucumber Pro appliance installations where results publishing is open).
  # Results are published to Cucumber Pro using HTTP/HTTPS. Each Cucumber Pro project has a token for this purpose.
  # You can find it in the project settings (press `?` to display it).
  # This token should be assigned to a `CUCUMBERPRO_TOKEN` environment variable on the build server, on a per-project basis.
  # Consult your CI server's documentation for details about defining per-project environment variables.
  # Some CI servers such as Travis and Circle CI allow you to define environment variables in a file checked into git.
  # *DO NOT DO THIS* - as it would allow anyone with read acceess to your repository to publish results.

  # Override this if you are using a privately hosted Cucumber Pro appliance.
  # We recommend setting this with a CUCUMBERPRO_URL environment variable defined globally on your build server.

    # If a http or ssh connection takes longer than this (milliseconds), time out the connection.
    timeout: 5000

    # Saves the test results JSON file to the specified file path. If omitted the results will be
    # published wihtout saving them to a file.
    # The file path can be absolute or relative to the test assembly. Environment variables can also
    # be used with the syntax: %TEMP%\results.json.

Depending on your environment you will have to override some of the defaults, or specify some of the settings that don't have a default value.

The simplest way to override the the default configuration file added to your project by the NuGet package.

The plugin will find files cucumberpro.yml or .cucumberpro.yml in the project folder or in the folders above.

You can also create a cucumber.yml file in your HOME directory to define global settings.

Every setting can also be overridden with environment variables.

For example, if you want to increase logging:

# Linux / OS X

# Windows

Activating the plugin

The plugin will only attempt to publish results if it detects that it's running in a CI environment. The plugin detects a CI environment by checking environment variables for well-known CI servers.

If you want to activate the plugin from a regular work station you can define the following environment variables:

  • GIT_COMMIT - you can find it by running git rev-parse HEAD
  • GIT_BRANCH - you can find it by running git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD