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From Philippe Mouawad <philippe.moua...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: HTTPS recording - add option to skip certificate creation?
Date Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:34:11 GMT
Hello,
I answered the SO question:
-
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19550472/jmeter-recorder-throws-keytool-exception

The person who asked accepted it, but another guy is also facing the issue.
It could be an issue faced by many newbies.

I think we should at least update LIVE docs if you agree with answer.

Do you think we should release a 2.10.1 to fix it or make it easier ?

Regards
Philippe


On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 8:21 AM, Philippe Mouawad <
philippe.mouawad@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> It seems isse with keytool command line not being available is happening
> to users:
>
> -
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19550472/jmeter-recorder-throws-keytool-exception
>
> I think we should very rapidly :
> - document the full setup ( I don't have windows machine to reproduce it)
> for this kind of issues because it affects recording and could be felt as a
> regression . And update online docs.
> - answer this question at stackoverflow
>
> Regards
> Philippe
>
> On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, sebb wrote:
>
>> On 22 October 2013 14:48, Milamber <milamber@apache.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > Le 22/10/2013 12:02, sebb a ecrit :
>> >
>> >> If running under Java 7, the Test Recorder always tries to create a
>> >> certificate file when starting the Proxy. That was possibly a mistake,
>> >> but the intention was to ensure that the certificate was available
>> >> before recording started.
>> >>
>> >> The consequence is that the cert is created even if the user is not
>> >> recording HTTPS. This can cause problems if the Java installation does
>> >> not include keytool, or if the bin directory is not writable. Also it
>> >> slows down the start.
>> >>
>> >> So maybe there should be an option on the Recorder screen which
>> >> specifies whether or not the user wants to record HTTPS?
>> >
>> >
>> > Yes and no. Today the website pages mix http and https urls, and it's
>> > difficult to the user to find all url before the record session to
>> check if
>> > https exists.
>>
>> In which case there's no point trying to avoid creation of the
>> certificate.
>>
>> > Perhaps, start Recorder without https support, and if a https url is
>> > detected, then display a message (pop-up in JMeter or a log message)
>>
>> I don't think that would work. There's no guarantee that the user will
>> see the pop-up if they are busy using the browser for recording.
>>
>> > Add a new checkbox "Don't display message when a https url is detected"
>>
>> I assume that relates to the suggestion to add a pop-up.
>>
>> >
>> >
>> >>
>> >> For example, I did wonder if the new HTTPS domain field should be used
>> >> for that purpose (i.e. check if it is non-empty). Or do we need a
>> >> separate checkbox?
>> >>
>> >> It does look as though the code should check to see if keytool is
>> >> available, and revert to the original behaviour if not.
>> >
>> > Yes to check if keytool is available in all case.
>> > The original behavior is the 2.9 behavior (jmeterserver.jks with fake
>> ssl
>> > cert provide in binary archive)?
>>
>> There is no longer any SSL certificate provided with JMeter.
>> Either the user must create their own, or they must use a Java
>> installation that supports keytool.
>> [Or we need to work out how to use BouncyCastle to create the certs.]
>>
>> >
>> >> Also maybe
>> >> check if the target directory is writable.
>> >
>> >
>> > Yes must be done in all case.
>> >
>> >>
>> >
>>
>
>
> --
> Cordialement.
> Philippe Mouawad.
>
>
>
>


-- 
Cordialement.
Philippe Mouawad.

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