Required access permissions

Verify the following access permissions before you start running UFT, or working with UFT and ALM or BPT.

Required permissions for UFT

Required file system permissions

Read/write
permissions

You must have read/write permissions to the following files and folders, as well as any sub-folders:

  • The Windows\System32 folder

  • The Temp folder

  • The folder containing UFT solutions, tests, or run results

  • The <Program Files>\Common Files\Mercury Interactive folder

  • The <Program Data>\HPE folder

  • User Profile folders

  • The <Windows>\mercury.ini file

  • The following AppData folders:

    %userprofile%\AppData\Local\HPE

    %appdata%\Hewlett-Packard\UFT

    %appdata%\HPE\API Testing

Read
permissions

You must have read permissions to the following folders:

  • The Windows folder

  • The System folder

Required registry key permissions

Read/write
permissions

All keys under:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mercury Interactive

    or

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Hewlett-Packard]

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Hewlett Packard

Read and
Query Value
permissions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE keys
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT keys

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Required permissions for ALM

Read/write permissions
  • ALM cache folder

  • <Program Data>\HP folder

  • UFT Add-in for ALM installation folder

Administrative permissions For the first connection to ALM

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Required permissions for BPT

Ensure that you have the required ALM permissions before working with business components and application areas.

Component steps

To work with component steps in ALM, you must have the appropriate Add Step, Modify Step, or Delete Step permissions set.

You do not need Modify Component permission to work with component steps.

The Modify Component permission enables you to work with component properties (the fields in the component Details tab).

Parameters in ALM or other testing tools

To work with parameters in ALM or in a testing tool, you must have all the parameter task permissions set in ALM.

Application areas

To modify application areas, you must have the separate permissions for resources required for modifying components, and adding, modifying, and deleting steps.

All four permissions are required.

If one of these permissions is not assigned, you can open application areas only in read-only format.

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