Tools, add-ins and extensions

ALM offers integration and synchronization solutions with OpenText and third-party tools.

ALM tools

ALM provides the following tools for the integration and synchronization solutions.

To access these tools, you can click the Tools link from the Application Lifecycle Management Options page (http://<your ALM Server>:<port>/qcbin/).

Name Description
ALM Connectivity Tool Enables you to work with other OpenText testing tools as well as third-party and custom testing tools. You can also use the ALM Connectivity Add-in to access OTA functionality, without installing the full ALM client component.
ALM Lab Service Enables you to remotely trigger functional tests and maintenance tasks on a testing host using ALM. Install and configure the ALM Lab Service agent on functional testing hosts (such as VAPI and United Functional Testing) that need to connect to Lab Management.
ALM Client Registration

Deploys and registers ALM components on a client machine. Activation of this tool is available on local client of ALM.

Starting from ALM 16.0.1, ALM supports registering OTA or Site Admin API for 64-bit applications.

Shared Deployment for Virtual Environments

Deploys ALM components on a shared location of a client machine. Activation of this tool is available on local client of ALM.

This is useful for users on virtual environments such as Citrix and VMware accessing the same location.

ALM Test Execution Agent

Enables you to run automation tests in ALM Web Client.

For details, see Test Execution Agent (TEA).

ALM REST API Documentation

Provides ALM REST API specifications and samples.

For details, see Site Administration REST API Reference.

WebGate Customization

Customizes the WebGate client component.

For details, see WebGate Customization.

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ALM add-ins

To download add-ins, visit ALM Add-ins on Marketplace.

The following ALM add-ins are available:

Name Description Download add-in Help
ALM Business Views Microsoft Excel Enables you to create and populate Excel reports based on ALM Business Views.

Business Views Microsoft Excel reports
ALM Client Cleanup Enables ALM client users to remove downloaded client components from their computers.

ALM Client Launcher Enables you to use an ALM client on any Windows machine without the need of deploying it from an ALM server and without Windows administrator permissions. ALM Client Launcher
ALM Client Log Manager Enables you to manage the ALM client logs.

ALM Client MSI Generator Enables you to generate MSI files for locally deploying ALM client components on client machines.

ALM Client MSI Generator
ALM – Test Management for Jira Plugin

Enables Jira users to continue planning and working in Jira, with immediate visibility into the quality processes being managed in ALM. This plugin helps Jira users understand test coverage and pass/fail status, while providing QA with full visibility and alignment to the development process being managed in Jira.

ALM - Test Management for Jira plugin
ALM Explorer Enables ALM client users to run ALM outside of a browser interface.

ALM Quality Insight Enables you to perform a global search across ALM modules and to manage KPI cards

Install and configure Quality Insight
ALM Google Sheets Enables you to upload requirements, tests, and defects from your Google Sheets spreadsheet directly to ALM.

Google Sheets add-on
ALM Microsoft Excel Enables you to export your existing tests, requirements, or defects stored in Microsoft Excel directly to ALM.

Microsoft Excel add-in
ALM Microsoft Word Enables you to export your existing test plan data or requirement data stored in Microsoft Word directly to ALM.

Microsoft Word add-in
ALM Quality of Things (ALM QoT)

Enables you to run manual tests and submit defects to ALM from your mobile device or computer, without the need to download the ALM client.

ALM Dashboard Enables you to view dashboards from your mobile devices, without downloading an ALM client.


ALM Dashboard mobile application
ALM Synchronizer Enables synchronization between ALM and third-party products, including Atlassian JIRA, Rational ClearQuest, Rational RequisitePro, and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS). In addition, ALM Synchronizer Adapter SDK enables development of additional adapters to other third-party products.

ALM System Test Remote Agent

Enables you to run an ALM system test. You run a system test to retrieve a machine's system information, view a captured desktop image of a test run on a machine, or restart your computer.

Defects and Requirements Exchange with Service Manager / Service Center Enables defects and requirements exchange between Service Manager / Service Center and ALM.

Content Packs for GDPR, CCPA and POPIA

Enables you to import the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, European Union), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA, California), and Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA, South Africa) into ALM and ALM Octane.

Screen Recorder Enables you to record what is displayed on your screen as a movie and create a defect in ALM with the movie attached.

SOX IT Assessment Accelerator Provides a predefined project template to assist you in testing for SOX compliance.

Sprinter Provides a suite of advanced features and tools that make manual testing more efficient and effective.

Sprinter Help Center
UFT One Enables you to work with Unified Functional Testing (UFT) in an ALM project.

Unified Functional Testing for Business Process Testing Enables you to work with business process tests automated with Unified Functional Testing (UFT) in an ALM project.


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ALM Extensions

You can enable extensions that are available for your site's ALM edition. For details on enabling extensions, see Enable extensions for a project.

The following ALM extensions are available:

Name Description Download add-in Help
Application Lifecycle Intelligence (ALI) Enables you to aggregate information from multiple ALM tools to establish complete traceability.

IDE Connector Customizer Enables you to perform customizations necessary for working with ALI for ALM.

ALM Lab Extension for Functional and Performance Testing

Enables you to work with Lab Management and LoadRunner Enterprise. For details on enabling extensions, see Enable extensions for a project.

Also requires that you install ALM Lab Service.


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