Security Settings for Port <Port_Name> Dialog Box

Relevant for: API testing only

Using the Security Settings dialog box, you can configure security settings for all operations in a Web service port. To set the security for a specific step within your test, use the Security Settings tab in the Properties pane.

To access
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Ensure that an API test or component is in focus in the document pane.

    • In the solution explorer, select an API test or component.

  2. Import a Web Service.

  3. Select a Web Services port node in the Toolbox pane and select Security Settings from the context menu.

Important information

For details about choosing a security scenario type, see Security scenarios.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements


Service Details

The type of Web service.

You can choose from the following types of services:

  • Web Service (standard)

  • WCF CustomBinding

  • WCF Federation

  • WCF WSHttpBinding

<Service security settings>

The settings for the selected service. The available options depending on the type of service selected.


Opens the Advanced Settings dialog box. For details, see the Advanced Settings Dialog Box.

Note: Available only for WCF type Web services.


Loads security settings from a previously saved .stss file.


Saves the security scenario settings to an .stss (Service Test Security Scenario) file, for use in other tests. If you are connected to ALM, it saves the file together with the test.