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Can I make a Project wide Variable for Username and Password ?

dbaechtel
Contributor

Can I make a Project wide Variable for Username and Password ?

I am doing web application testing. I would like to store a Username and Password variable that will be used project wide. I would obviously like this Username and Password value to be as hidden as possible and possibly cleared at the end of each test session.

What is the best way to manage this?
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Ryan_Moran
Valued Contributor

RE: Can I make a Project wide Variable for Username and Password ?

You'll want to look at the USEUNIT option as well as creating a global variable by placing it outside all procedures/functions. As far as securing the password you may use something like this for simple encryption/decryption:





'VBS Example

Function encrypt(Str, key)

Newstr = ""


lenKey = Len(key)


KeyPos = 1


LenStr = Len(Str)


str = StrReverse(str)


For x = 1 To LenStr


 Newstr = Newstr & chr(asc(Mid(str,x,1)) + Asc(Mid(key,KeyPos,1)))


 KeyPos = keypos + 1


 If KeyPos > lenKey Then KeyPos = 1


Next


encrypt = Newstr


End Function


 


Function decrypt(str,key)


Newstr = ""


lenKey = Len(key)


KeyPos = 1


LenStr = Len(Str)


str=StrReverse(str)


For x = LenStr To 1 Step -1


 Newstr = Newstr & chr(asc(Mid(str,x,1)) - Asc(Mid(key,KeyPos,1)))


 KeyPos = KeyPos+1


      If KeyPos > lenKey Then KeyPos = 1


Next


      Newstr=StrReverse(Newstr)


      decrypt = Newstr


End Function


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MikeSchmid
Occasional Contributor

RE: Can I make a Project wide Variable for Username and Password ?

Alternately you can set up a project variable or project suite variable.

Open the project item and click the variables tab. Set up your temporary variable variables. Since you want them hidden leave the default values blank.

Then when you want to populate them all you have to do is set Project.Variables.variable name=value

or ProjectSuite.Variables.variable name=value

And clear them at the end of the run.
Philip_Baird
Community Expert

RE: Can I make a Project wide Variable for Username and Password ?


Hi Don, we follow an approach similar to Mikes except we don't even persist the Project Variables.


 


Instead, we store all usename/password information in an .ini file, then when tests are run, this .ini file is read and a combination of the following methods are used to create and purge Project Variables containing the credentials:


 


Project.Variables.VariableExists()


Project.Variables.AddVariable()


Project.Variables.RemoveVariable()


 


Because the runtime is interpreted, the Project Variables do not need to exist until the code accessing them is executed.


 


Regards,


Phil Baird

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