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JMeter Cookbook by Bayo Erinle

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Managing HTTP user sessions

Most websites have a means of authenticating users, thereby enabling them to gain access to protected data or content that only pertains to them. Also, it is very common for websites to give users different roles based on what the user will be doing. For instance, a user called Joe could be given admin privileges while Susan is only given user privileges. Whatever the case, JMeter has a way to maintain HTTP user sessions for your test scripts.

How to do it…

In this recipe, we will detail how to accomplish this with JMeter. Perform the following steps:

  1. Launch JMeter.
  2. Open the add_cookie_manager.jmx test script.
  3. Run the test plan.
  4. Notice the failed requests, even though the log in request succeeded:
    • The Request immediately

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