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Manage Windows Authentication

If the target application supports Windows Authentication, you can configure your load test to connect using a Windows Authentication identity.

To enable the user profiles in a load test to use Windows authentication and customize their identity, click the Manage Windows Authentication button in the load test Design view.

Manage Windows Authentication

In the Manage Windows Authentication window click Add Identity to configure a new Windows Authentication identity.

Create new Win Auth Identity

1.  A friendly name to refer to this Windows Authentication identity;

2.  The domain name for this identity;

3.  The username for this identity;

4.  The password for this identity;

5.  Click the Save button to store the new identity details to the authentication options for your load test user profiles.

Note! The password saved for a Windows Authentication identity is not encrypted for storage or display. The password will be displayed in plain text in the Manage Windows Authentication window. To reduce security risks, use test accounts to authenticate your load tests.

To allow a user profile to use a Windows Authentication Identity, select the respective Identity Name from the User Identity drop-down menu for that user profile.

Select identity for a user profile

Note! When using Windows Authentication, it is normal for your load test results to include a high number of 401 responses. This is because Test Studio opens a new connection after executing each user profile.

If your test is bound to a data source, you can select a data source column to bind to the Windows Authentication Identity fields.

Bind Win Auth

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