Recording a Log

Log recording is the core functionality provided by Fiddler Jam. A Log in Fiddler Jam's context is a collection of captured HTTP(S) sessions, screenshots, console logs, and other information recorded by the user. To record the network traffic of the focused browser tab, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Fiddler Jam by clicking on the extension icon Extension main icon.

  2. (Optional) Expand Advanced Options and choose the preferred settings. By default, all advanced options are enabled.

  3. Click Start Capture to start recording. Fiddler Jam will record all network activity in your current browser tab. Click anywhere in the browser tab to hide the Fiddler Jam window and continue recording. To show the Fiddler Jam window back, click the extension's icon.

    Start capture screen with the Advanced Options expanded

    Chrome displays an informational banner: "Fiddler Jam" started debugging this browser. Closing the notification or clicking Cancel won't stop the capturing session. Use the Stop Capture button (see the next step) to cancel an ongoing recording.

    Chrome warning banner

  4. Click Stop Capture to end the recording.

    Stop capturing screen

    The maximum size of a recorded Fiddler Jam log is 50MB,

  5. Before submitting the recorded log, you can review it by clicking on the Capture Successful line. The Capture Details screen will load with a list of the captured sessions, screenshots, console logs, etc. Go back to the previous screen to generate a link and submit the log to the cloud portal.

    Stop capturing screen

  6. At this point, the captured traffic is recorded as a log but is not yet submitted and saved in the Fiddler Jam portal cloud space. Choose the appropriate Sharing Options, use the Get Link button to proceed with submitting and saving the recorded log to the JAM portal.

    Generate Link

Additional Recording Options

During recording, Fiddler Jam monitors the HTTP/HTTPS traffic, but it can also capture:

  • Screenshots: If the Take screenshots while capturing switch is enabled, a screenshot will be recorded every time you click on the loaded page.

  • Console logs: If the Capture console switch is enabled, the log will contain all console logs executed from the source code.

To reset the Fiddler Jam extension and start a new capturing session, use the Capture Again button.

Additionally, the Fiddler Jam advanced options allow you to mask cookies, post data and disable the browser cache.

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