Register Certificate for HTTPS Connection

PROBLEM

I'm working on a web application accessible via secure HTTP (HTTPS) with a URL like this:

  • https://www.something.com

 

I encounter certificate-related warnings when the Test Studio recorder or runner is attached to the browser. I do not see this warning when the recorder or runner is not attached:

 

SOLUTION 1 - Standalone version and VS plugin

This is expected behavior and it's related to the way Test Studio hooks into the browser. If this warning is a problem for your test automation, use the Register certificate for https connection feature:

  1. Load Project Settings and go to the General menu item.
  2. Click Register certificate for https connection under Connection settings.

     

     

  3. You are prompted to install a certificate. Click Yes. After installing the certificate, you will no longer receive the certificate-related warning when automating your application with Test Studio.

     


     

    Note: Ensure that installing the certificate does not violate your company's security policies.


Note:  If clicking "Register certificate for https connection" button does not bring the security warning above, this might be due to specific Security Policy that overrides the local administrator rights. In such cases there is a workaround by installing Fiddler and using it to install the required certificate into the Machine Trusted Root Certificates folder.


SOLUTION 2 - Run-Time Edition

Without a full version of Test Studio installed, there is no GUI to register the certificate as outlined above. This can be done from the command line, however.

 

Open a command prompt and navigate to the following directory:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\Test Studio 20XX.X\Bin

 

Then enter the following command:

 

ArtOfTest.WebAii.HttpProxy.exe InstallCertificate