Features Added to ReadyAPI 3.42.0

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.53, last modified on May 15, 2024

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ReadyAPI 3.42.0 includes a few changes as compared to the previous version of the product – ReadyAPI 3.41.1. For information on the changes made to other versions, see Version History.


  • From 3.42.0, you can see the License Number and the Number of VUs corresponding to the license that you are about to install or that you have installed. (RIA-19646)

  • From this version, you can use and insert Property Expansions in the OAuth2.0 Authentication types via the Get Data menu. (RIA-120)

  • We have updated the Navigation Panel in ReadyAPI Documentation to make it easier to find the most commonly used topics.

Kafka Authentication

  • We have added support for OAuth2.0 for Kafka in ReadyAPI. (RIA-19584)

  • We have added a new feature for the users to configure a Kafka subscriber to consume the messages published only after that subscriber was connected. (RIA-19964)

Load Testing

  • We have added support for the users to invoke external test cases in isolation from within a Groovy script step. This will enable the users to use groovy scripts with shared resources in Load Test scenarios.

    • Created a public method (.getTestCaseCloneByName("Other Test Case Name")) to get a WsdlTestCase clone by its name in groovy scripts, allowing to invoke external test cases in isolation while running performance tests. (RIA-19558)

    • We have added the possibility to stop a Load Test when one of its Data Sources is exhausted. (RIA-19794)

Security Updates

  • We have updated Security Patch for the OpenSSL 3.0.7. (RIA-20105)

  • The Jira plugin was updated to support the latest Jira versions (8.x and 9.2). (RIA-19744)

  • New Security updates for the Jira, Postman, and AWS plugins. (RIA-19758, RIA-19759, RIA-19785)


We have fixed a few bugs reported by our customers.

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