ALM Octane integrations overview

Extend ALM Octane's capabilities by connecting to other systems you use in your release lifecycle. ALM Octane connects the dots from the various tools, providing comprehensive end-to-end control of the lifecycle.

This topic describes the integration options that ALM Octane provides.

Overview

These diagrams display the tools that ALM Octane integrates with at each stage of your application's lifecycle.

Caution: When working with integrations, configure ALM Octane with a secured TLS (SSL) connection. For instructions, review knowledge base article KM02707977.

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Micro Focus Connect

Micro Focus Connect is the designated synchronization solution for ALM Octane. For instructions on working with Micro Focus Connect, see Micro Focus Connect Help Center.

When working with Micro Focus Connect, there is a wide range of connectors that can be used to synchronize third-party applications with ALM Octane, including ALM, Jira, Rally, and many more. For the full list of connectors available with Micro Focus Connect, see Micro Focus Connect Connectors.

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IDE integrations

Work with ALM Octane from within your development IDE.

Integration How?

IntelliJ

See Work in IntelliJ IDEA.

Eclipse See Work in Eclipse Oxygen IDEs.
Microsoft Visual Studio See Work in the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE .

For a feature support matrix, see Functionality supported by IDE integrations.

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Source Code Management (SCM) integrations

Via integration with your CI server, track changes committed to your Source Control Management system. For details, see Track changes committed to your Source Control Management system.

ALM Octane imports SCM information via the integrated CI server.

Depending on the CI server you use, ALM Octane supports the following SCM systems:

CI server Supported SCM systems
Jenkins Git, SVN, and limited support for other SCMs
Bamboo Git, SVN
TeamCity Git, SVN
Azure DevOps Server (TFS) Git
GoCD Git
GitLab Git
Azure DevOps Services (VSTS) Git, TFVC (Team Foundation version control)

Note: ALM Octane supports any repository hosting services that are using one of the supported SCM systems. For example: GitHub, BitBucket, or GitLab.

The following functionality is available only if you use Git or SVN:

  • Repository information for commits.

  • Links to diff and file repository viewers for changed files.

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Build automation: CI server integrations

ALM Octane incorporates data from your CI pipelines into your application delivery process, helping you analyze quality, progress, change impact, code coverage, and more. For details, see CI Pipelines.

For a list of functionalities supported by each CI server integration, see Functionality supported by CI integrations.

For other CI servers, build your own plugin in Java using the CI Plugin SDK for ALM Octane available on GitHub.

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Testing tool integrations

ALM Octane incorporates tests and results from various sources into the overall product and release data.

Integration How?

Micro Focus testing tools: UFT One, UFT Developer, LoadRunner Professional, LoadRunner Cloud, and LoadRunner Enterprise

Use the Pipelines module in ALM Octane and integrate with your CI server.

ALM Octane receives testing tool test run results from the pipeline runs.

See Automated testing flow (pipelines).

UFT One (Unified Functional Testing)

 

 

Set up UFT integration without pipelines.

ALM Octane discovers UFT tests and data tables stored in Git or SVN, enabling you to run the tests in ALM Octane test suites.

See Set up UFT integration and Run automated tests from ALM Octane.

ALM test run injection

Starting with ALM/QC version 15.5, integrate between ALM Octane and ALM/QC to automatically inject test sets and test runs from ALM/QC to ALM Octane.

See Inject test runs from ALM/QC to ALM Octane.

ALM test result tracking (offline)

Via the ALM Test Result Collection Tool. (This is still supported, but we recommend that you use the ALM test run injection mechanism instead.)

See Send automated test run results to ALM Octane.

Quality of Things (QoT)

On-premises users can use QoT to download planned manual runs and suite runs, run them offline, and upload test results to ALM Octane.

See Quality of Things (QoT).

Sprinter

Run ALM Octane manual tests in Sprinter.

See Run and edit manual tests in Sprinter.

Third-party testing tools and frameworks, such as Selenium, NUnit, JUnit, and TestNG.

Security testing integrations

Track your security issues as defects in ALM Octane:

Integration How?

Fortify

Set up an integration with Fortify, enabling each ALM Octane pipeline run to display the new security vulnerabilities found on that run. For details, see Set up an integration with Fortify.
Fortify

The Fortify BugTracker Utility enables you to open security defects on ALM Octane directly from Fortify. For details, see the Micro Focus Fortify Marketplace page.

SonarQube

Set up an integration with SonarQube, enabling each ALM Octane pipeline run to display the new security vulnerabilities found on that run. For details, see Set up an integration with SonarQube.

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Integrations with Commercial Off the Shelf software (COTs)

ALM Octane integrates with the following COTs:

Integration How?
ALM defect, requirement, and release synchronization

See Synchronization.

Jira defect and backlog synchronization

See Synchronization.

Jira test management

The ALM Octane – Test Management for Jira plugin provides Jira users test coverage and status information directly on native Jira Epics, Stories, Issues or custom types.

See the ALM Octane – Test Management for Jira Plugin.

Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) See Integrations with ALM Octane.
Slack Add your ALM Octane workspace to a Slack workspace and open Slack channels from within backlog items or pipeline run failures. See Integrate with Slack.
Third-party applications See the Micro Focus AppDelivery Marketplace page.

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Monitoring tool integrations

Track issues found on your production systems as ALM Octane defects:

Integration How?
AppPulse Mobile Configure ALM Octane as a defect management tool in AppPulse Mobile, and log defects on ALM Octane directly from AppPulse Mobile. For details, see the AppPulse Mobile documentation.

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Additional integrations using the REST API

Expand your integrations to applications of your choice by using ALM Octane's REST API.

Integration How?
Other third-party applications or CI servers

REST API, OData, and SDKs. For details, see Overview for developers.

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