Testing Kibana Pluginsedit

Writing testsedit

Learn about recommended testing approaches .

Mock Kibana Core services in testsedit

Core services already provide mocks to simplify testing and make sure plugins always rely on valid public contracts:


import { configServiceMock } from 'kibana/server/mocks';

const configService = configServiceMock.create();
const plugin = new MyPlugin({ configService }, …);

Or if you need to get the whole core setup or start contracts:


import { coreMock } from 'kibana/public/mocks';

const coreSetup = coreMock.createSetup();
coreSetup.uiSettings.get.mockImplementation((key: string) => {
const plugin = new MyPlugin(coreSetup, ...);

Writing mocks for your pluginedit

Although it isn’t mandatory, we strongly recommended you export your plugin mocks as well, in order for dependent plugins to use them in tests. Your plugin mocks should be exported from the root /server and /public directories in your plugin:


const createSetupContractMock = () => {
  const startContract: jest.Mocked<MyPluginStartContract>= {
    isValid: jest.fn(),
  // here we already type check as TS infers to the correct type declared above
  return startContract;

export const myPluginMocks = {
  createSetup: createSetupContractMock,
  createStart: …

Plugin mocks should consist of mocks for public APIs only: setup, start & stop contracts. Mocks aren’t necessary for pure functions as other plugins can call the original implementation in tests.