Preparing Web Browsers and Web Applications

Applies to LoadComplete 4.97, last modified on May 20, 2019

Before recording a new scenario with LoadComplete, prepare your web browser or web application for recording.

Configure Proxy Settings

Configure your web browser or web application to connect to the network through the LoadComplete proxy:

  • If you use Internet Explorer, Edge or Google Chrome for recording, LoadComplete will automatically configure it to use the needed proxy when you start recording.

  • If you use Firefox, configure it to use the system proxy settings:

    1. In Firefox, click Open menu and then click Options.

    2. On the Options page, locate the Network proxy options. You can type proxy in the search box on the Options page to find the options faster.

    3. Click Settings.

    4. In the Connect Settings dialog, select Use system proxy settings.

    5. If you use Firefox 65 or later, clear the No proxy for list.

    6. Click OK to close the dialog and save the changes.

  • If you use other browsers or web applications:

    • Configure your web browser or web application to connect to the network by using the system proxy settings.

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    • Configure your web browser or web application to connect to the network through proxy

    • Specify the port through which your browser or application will connect to the proxy.

      Make sure that you specify the same port for LoadComplete to record traffic (the default port is 8889).

    For information on how to configure your web browser or web application to use a proxy server, see the browser’s or application’s documentation.

Use Windows Certificate Store

If you use Firefox version 49 or later, we recommend that you configure your Firefox browser to use a Windows certificate store:

  1. In Firefox, type about:config in the Address bar. This will open the Firefox preferences page.

  2. Locate the security.enterprise_roots.enabled property in the list and set it to true.

Activate Private Mode

We recommend that you activate the private mode in your web browser. The browser will use neither cookies, nor temporary files saved during previous browser sessions. In addition, the browser will automatically delete the saved cookies and temporary files when you disable the mode or close the browser.

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Delete the cookies and temporary files in your web browser.

You can command LoadComplete to activate the browser’s private mode or clear the cache when you start recording. Alternatively, you can activate the private mode or clear the cache manually.

If you do not do this, the browser will get data from the cache instead of sending requests to and receiving responses from the server. As a result, LoadComplete will record empty responses with the "304 Not Modified" status code.

Disable Unused Add-ons and Pugins

Disable all unnecessary add-ons and plugins in your web browser before you start recording. Otherwise, these add-ons and plugins may generate some unwanted traffic in your scenarios.

To learn how to disable plugins and add-ons in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome, see Disabling Add-ons and Plugins in Web Browsers. If you use some other web browser, see the documentation of your browser for information on disabling plugins and add-ons.

See Also

Preparing for Recording
Recording User Scenarios
Preparing LoadComplete
Preparing the Environment

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