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From mstov...@apache.org
Subject Re: HTTP User Parameter Modifier
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2003 20:41:07 GMT
Combine the User Parameters with a StringFromFile or CVSRead 
function and you can then stick your usernames and passwords into 
a text file very easily.

-Mike

On 3 Dec 2003 at 13:37, russo@albany.edu wrote:

> Howdy,
> I see that the "HTTP User Parameter Modifier" has been deprecated?
> 
> 1) Did it ever work?
> Using Win2k + Jmeter 1.9.1  + java version "1.3.1_01"
> where $JMHOME\bin\users.xml contains two parameters per 
thread
> with paramnames "userid" and "password"
> 
> I tried setting up a login request (recorded through the proxy) 
which was
> modified to use the paramnames defined in users.xml ( ${userid} 
and
> ${password} ). Pre-Processor "HTTP User Parameter Modifier" 
was added to
> my Thread Group.
> 
> The run fails to login.
> When viewing the request data (thru the Results Tree Listener) I 
see the
> that ${userid} and ${password} have not been replaced. Copied 
from the
> Results Tree Listener I get this:
> userid=${userid}&password=%24%7Bpassword%7D
> You can see the password value in my request "encoded" and  
that the "${}"
> chars have been URL encoded.
> 
> However, disabling the "HTTP User Parameter Modifier" and 
adding "User
> Parameters" with appropriate values and re-running works...
> 
> 2) What is the alternative given that I need to test several apps 
which
> require logins with a load of several hundred users (and not 
necessarily
> the same users). My test machines can only handle 50 threads so 
I need to
> run my test plan on several machines; each with their own group 
of user
> params.
> 
> users.xml seemed like the perfect solution.... Having to manually 
add 50
> sets of user name/value pairs to six separate copies of the same 
test plan
> is awfully tedious and limiting when I can programatically add 
user values
> to several users.xml files and distribute to each machine. It also 
keeps
> these values separate from the test plan allowing me to have 
several test
> plans using the same (or different users.xml).
> 
> Ok, I've whined enough. Any suggestions?
> 
> Regards,
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