Checkbox is a testing framework used to validate device compatibility with Ubuntu Linux.

It runs test plans made of test cases (or jobs) and generates test reports. Jobs can be manual or automated. Any Linux command can be turned into a job.

Checkbox was developed as part of the Ubuntu Certified program. It runs tests that ensure all the required features of a given device are working as expected on Ubuntu Linux. It is compatible with any version of Ubuntu (Desktop, Server, Core).

Checkbox is useful for anyone who wants to make sure their devices are running as expected on Ubuntu.

In this documentation


Start here: a hands-on introduction to Checkbox for new users

How-to guides

Step-by-step guides covering key operations and common tasks


Technical information - specifications, APIs, architecture


Discussion and clarification of key topics

Project and community

Checkbox is a member of the Ubuntu family. It’s an open source project that warmly welcomes community projects, contributions, suggestions, fixes and constructive feedback.