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From "Bill Herndon" <bhern...@kodakgallery.com>
Subject Solution for Single Authenticator/Multiple Requestors?
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2005 18:44:45 GMT
All,

I'm facing a situation where I need to test by having a single test thread submit a set of
three HTTP requests to do authentication to a server (cookies-based) and then test with varying
numbers of threads that will submit requests for a specific duration.  Has anybody ever tried
to set up such a scenario?

Solutions I've tried:

1)  Two thread groups (authentication and test) nested within the plan and an HTTP Cookie
Manager also nested at the Test Plan level -- Doesn't work.  Though each group can set and
retrieve cookies as long as their group is running, the authentication cookies from the earlier
thread group (authentication) are wiped out before the second group runs.

2)  Two thread groups (authentication and test) nested within a container thread group that
has the CookieManager -- Doesn't work, same behavior as in number (1).

3)  Two thread groups (authentication and test) nested with the plan with a User Variables
element also nested at the plan level.  Reqular expression post-processor are used in the
authentication thread group to attempt to extract the cookies into user variables which are
then used in the second thread group to build the Cookie headers using a HTTP Header Manager
-- Doesn't work because user variables, also, seem to be wiped out between thread group runs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Bill
_________________________________________________
William Herndon                           Kodak Imaging Network
bherndon@kodakgallery.com                       510.229.1114



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