Information:

Environment

  • Private Last Mile no-VM
  • Synthetic Monitoring Private Last Mile

 

Symptoms

For Private Last Mile testing with the no-VM version, when my test includes HTTP Authentication credentials whichI defined in a script step, the test uses the default credentials to log into a Sharepoint application.

Solution

Reconfiguring the Security Settings in IE 8.0 for a no-VM Private Last Mile installation is necessary for script-level HTTP Authentication credentials to be used for testing.

Configure the local IE settings in the private last mile machines as follows:

  1. In the native IE 8.0 application, verify that the Website is in the intranet zone(Internet Options->Security->Local intranet->sites->Advanced->Add).
  2. Change the Security Settings to "Automatic logon only in Intranet zone" to "Prompt for user name and password" as shown in the provided image.
  3. Restart the IE 8.0 browser.
  4. Verify this change by executing the test in the Gomez Recorder using wrong credentials

Root Cause

A setting in native IE 8.0 automatically causes an authentication with Intranet-based applications such as Sharepoint by using the Windows login credentials for the machine. This behavior overrides HTTP Authentication credentials that are configured in the Step level of a Gomez Recorder script.

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