June 4, 2014 by Roman Ožana

Password-Protected Area Testing: Monitor All Areas of Your Website!

Our community is very important to us and has always been great at helping us better understand what easy automated testing should look like for teams. Listening to our users is one of our best sources for information and ideas, and one thing you asked for was the ability to test pages that are only accessible with a password.

We’re proud to announce the launch of a new Testomato feature: Password-Protected Area Testing!


You can now create tests for pages that are password-protected on your website.  

You’ll be able to test system administration, membership areas, and applications behind a login page. Tests in a password-protected area run in a separate session using the login credentials that you configure.

One extra bit of development news we’d like to share – this is our first step towards developing user scenario testing options for users, and we can’t wait to hear what you think!

Here’s how to create a password-protected area:

  1. Login to Testomato and click the project you’d like to test on your main dashboard.
  2. In the project’s dashboard, click Create password protected area.image
  3. Enter the URL of the page that contains the login form and click Submit.image
  4. Find the login form and click Select.image
  5. Name your area and enter the login credentials. You can verify your credentials using the Verify credentials button at the bottom of the page.image
  6. Click Save.

Once the new area has been created, you can add standard page tests using the Add test or Add form test buttons. You can also click the + icon at the top-right of the new password-protected area.

A few other things you need to know…

  • You can delete an area by clicking on the trash icon to the right of the area’s name.
  • You can edit area credentials by clicking on the lock icon.
  • The lock icon will change colors if a login is unsuccessful. You can hover or click the lock icon to view the full error message.
  • Tests in password-protected areas can be edited and deleted by clicking on the gear icon or the trash icon located in the test box (the same way public tests are edited).

What do you think of Password-Protected Area testing? What else would you like to us add to Testomato? 

We’d love to hear how you think we did on this new feature and what’s else is important to you. 

Don’t hesitate to share our thoughts in the comments below or on Facebook. You can also tweet to us directly @testomatocom

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