Multiple accounts using the Post-recording wizard and a CSV file

This section of the tutorial describes the steps you will need to take to use multiple accounts based on a CSV file for your load scenario. The steps described here are those you will take after having gone through the Post-recording Wizard.

The Wizard does most of the job so these steps are simple and few. This is all the more true in comparison to the "manual" procedure which entails declaring a variable and linking it to login elements in the configuration. To fully understand how using multiple accounts can be achieved without using the Post-recording Wizard, see Create and link a CSV variable to login information.

The steps you need to take boil down to correctly defining the contents of a CSV file. This section will however precisely show you the login related elements that the wizard creates and configures. It will also detail how these elements relate to each other. For more information about the Post-recording Wizard, see Post-recording wizard.

Each time you record a set of interactions with your application, the Post-recording Wizard is launched at the end of the recording. This wizard analyzes and pre-configures login elements for you. Depending on the type of authentication your server is using, the wizard will create and configure different elements:

  1. For Basic authentication or NTLM authentication: the wizard automatically detects these authentication policies and configures Authorization elements related to the server you are connecting to.
  2. For Form based authentication: the wizard automatically detects the HTTP request that authenticates to your server and configures elements related to that particular request.