Test Real User Sessions

Want to test APIs from real user session? You got it. With APIC, capturing requests from real user sessions and importing them Test Suites is just buttons away.

You have multiple options to test real user sessions. You can export your network requests as HAR file and then importing it into your Test Suite or if you are using APIC chrome extension you can use APIC's network request capturing tab in devtools.

Capturing API calls from real user session

1. Capturing Network requests with APIC Session Recorder

If you are using APIC's Chrome extension then you can record the user session with APIC's Session Recorder and import it to your suite with click of a button.

Not using the Chrome extension? No worries. We have another way to capture APIs from user session. Keep reading.

  • Open the target web page from which you want to capture requests.

  • Open chrome Devtools.

  • Select the tab APIC.

  • You should a network panel that looks something like this.

  • From the Test Suites drop-down select the test suite where you want to import the requests and make sure recording is enabled.

  • Now as you start interacting with the web page APIC will start capturing network requests.

  • Use the filter options to filter out unwanted requests.

  • Once you are satisfied with the captured requests click on Add to suite. This will automatically open the selected suite and import the requests to it as shown below.

Requests imported from APIC Session Recorder
  • Here you can modify the parameters, headers, body and other details of the request.

  • You also have access to the response here so you can use the Test Builder to add tests from the saved Response.

  • Once done editing, click on Add requests to suite to import the requests to the selected suite.

  • Now all you have to do is hit Run and let APIC replay your real User Session.

2. Importing a HAR file

If you are not using APIC's chrome extension then you can to import requests from a real user session you can export the network requests as a HAR file and then import it to APIC Test Suit.

  • Follow the instructions specified here to export your network requests as an HAR file.

  • Open the Test Suite in APIC where you want to import your APIs.

  • Click on Add recorded requests under Requests panel.

  • Now in the Import recorded requests panel brows and select the HAR file and click Process.

  • APIC will now process the HAR file and list down all the API calls

  • You can get rid of the ones that you don't want as part of your test.

  • Here you can modify the parameters, headers, body and other details of the request.

  • You also have access to the response here so you can use the Test Builder to add tests from the saved Response.

  • Once done editing, click on Add requests to suite to import the requests to the selected suite.

  • Now all you have to do is hit Run and let APIC replay your real User Session.