Performance Testing of REST WebService over HTTPS
We are using Performance Center 11 and VuGen 11.0 Patch 4 with Enterprise License.
I am exploring how to do performance testing of an application which has REST webservice over HTTPS. This webservice accepts JSON requests and not SOAP calls. I have browsed online and found some good articles like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_1YBaa0ShU on testing REST webservice using LoadRunner. But the webservice i am trying to test is using HTTPS and i can not even connect to this webservice. Honestly i dont know how to resolve this issue. Please help if someone have had the similar experience.
(1) Setup your VUGEN in proxy mode for recording.
(2) Turn on the old recording engine
(3) record all calls as web custom requests.
(4) Record all headers.
(5) Record external application
(6) You will be asked to point your application to the VUGEN host, port 7777
(7) Point the global proxy on your host which contains the application to the hostname of your VUGEN host, port 7777. This does not need to be on the same host. If fact, the application could be running on a LINUX host, an Apple Macintosh, an Andoid or iDevice. So long as network access is available you can record the HTTP transport conversation. You may need to open port 7777 in the firewall for your Windows host.
(8) As you walk through your application, the RESTFUL calls using HTTP as a transport will be proxy redirected through the VUGEN application to the final destination. There may be a complication onf greater than 128 bit SSL keys that comes into play, it happens rarely. You will need to mark transactions and comments in VUGEN just as you always have. If you have a mix of HTML GET|POST and REST then you will want to move up a layer in your recording to HTTP. You will need to clean up a lot of headers in this case.
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Thanks a lot for replying James. I will try to follow the steps and keep you posted. From an end user perspective this RESTFUL API is an Microsoft outlook plugin. This API provided the end user to search for content on a server by just typing the "search criteria" within Microsoft Outlook. Thanks a lot again for your help.