Customize UFT Developer runtime engine settings

The UFT Developer runtime engine is used for the Object Identification Center, the Application Model editor, and for running UFT Developer tests.

For details on customizing these settings when using UFT Developer in a grid configuration, see Set up a UFT Developer grid machine or Configure a UFT Developer node's runtime engine settings.

Overview

You can configure UFT Developer runtime engine settings according to your needs: decide which technology add-ins to load, change the default engine port, configure the connection to UFT Mobile, and more.

Note: If you are running UFT Developer tests on remote computers, you must also set the relevant security connection options. These are set in an XML file as described in Run tests remotely.

To customize the engine settings

  1. Make sure the UFT Developer runtime engine is running. See Start/Stop the runtime engine.
  2. Open the UFT Developer settings dialog box:

    Right-click the UFT Developer runtime engine icon in the task bar and select Settings.

    Note: On Linux machines, if the icon is not available in the task bar, run the following command to open the dialog box: /opt/uftdeveloper/Tools/settings-leanft

  3. Modify the Engine settings as described below.

  4. Modify the Object Identification settings as needed.

    See Customize how to identify objects.

  5. Modify the Lab settings described below if you want to use UFT Mobile for your tests.

  6. When you save your changes, the UFT Developer runtime engine automatically closes and restarts with your new settings loaded.

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Engine settings

Configure the following options in the Engine tab:

Add-ins

By default, UFT Developer loads the add-ins for all supported technologies. However, loading add-ins that you don't need can slow performance, or in some cases cause conflicts with object identification, so you should load only the add-ins needed for the technologies in your application.

The add-ins you select affect the technologies supported in the Object Identification Center as well as for tests that you run on the computer.

Note: For UFT Developer to recognize Oracle application objects, you must select both the Oracle Add-in and the Web Add-in.

Engine Connection

Configure the connection port and license options for the UFT Developer runtime engine:

Default port

Default = 5095.

If another application is listening on port 5095, change this value to an available port.

This change applies only to the runtime engine settings. If you change the value here, make sure your tests are also set to use that value. For details, see Modify the port used by UFT Developer.

To enable using UFT Developer in a multi-session environment such as a Windows server or a Citrix server, set up ports on each client. For details, see Configure ports for using UFT Developer in a multi-session environment.

Engine idle timeout

Default = 240 minutes.

When then timeout expires, the UFT Developer license is released and the runtime engine closes. While the engine is running, it always consumes at least one license.

To prevent the timeout expiration, clear the Engine idle timeout check box.

Max license consumption

Default = 1.

The maximum number of concurrent licenses this runtime engine is allowed to consume. For details, see Parallel tests and license consumption.

Runtime Settings

Configure options related to test runs:

Object synchronization timeout.

Default = 20 seconds.

This setting controls the maximum time (in seconds) that the runtime engine waits for an object to load before trying to run a step on it. When debugging tests, you may want to shorten this timeout.

Allow UFT Developer to run tests on a disconnected RDP computer

Select this check box if you are working with UFT Developer on a remote desktop client and the RDP connection is disconnected. The UFT Developer runtime engine supplies the credentials required to keep the remote machine active.

Enter your credentials and click Verify. The password you enter is stored in an encrypted format that is relevant only on the current computer.

Usage Data Collection

I want to help! Collect anonymous feature usage data. Configure whether or not to allow UFT Developer to send anonymous feedback to Micro Focus about your UFT Developer usage, as part of the UFT Developer improvement program. The data you provide helps us understand which improvements matter most.

For details, see Help improve UFT Developer.

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Lab settings

Configure the following options in the Labs tab:

UFT Mobile Settings

Provide the credentials to connect to the UFT Mobile server.

Server address

Your UFT Mobile server IP address or host name. Format example: server IP:port. By default, the port is 8080. Check the port settings defined on your UFT Mobile server.

If you are connecting to the UFT Developer server through SSL, the server address must start with https. For example: https://16.16.161.1691:8080.

Authentication type

Select whether to use Basic authentication (username & password) or Use execution token as credentials when connecting to UFT Mobile.

The option to select depends on the authentication type required by your UFT Mobile server.

Execution token

If you selected Use execution token, enter the execution access key you received from UFT Mobile.
Generate your access keys in the UFT Mobile Lab, as described in the UFT Mobile Help Center.

An execution access key is associated with a specific tenant, which limits your testing to devices and apps in a specific UFT Mobile shared space.

User name and Password

If you selected Basic authentication, enter your credentials for logging into the UFT Mobile server.

In the User name, you can optionally specify a UFT Mobile project, workspace, or both:

  • If you belong to a specific project in UFT Mobile, enter your user name in the following way: username#projectID.

    For details on retrieving your project ID, see UFT Mobile multi-projects.

  • If you want to limit your testing to devices and apps in a specific workspace, enter your user name in the following way: username#projectID/workspace or username/workspace.

    Specify Public workspace or the name of another workspace that you are assigned to. If you specify a workspace other than the public workspace, only the devices and apps in that workspace and in the Public workspace are available for recording, running, and device selection.

    For details on viewing the UFT Mobile workspaces to which you have access and the devices and apps assigned to them, see Workspaces in the UFT Mobile lab console.

The Password is encrypted automatically when you save the settings.

Verify

Click to check that UFT Developer can connect to the UFT Mobile server.

If UFT Mobile runs behind a proxy server, select Use proxy, and enter the information in Proxy Settings.

Do not validate certificate

By default, UFT Developer employs Full SSL (Strict). However, you can select this option in order to ignore certificate errors.

Show remote access window when the test runs

Select to enable watching your test runs on the devices in the UFT Mobile remote access window.

To improve test execution performance, clear this option to run tests silently. You can still watch the steps being performed on the device itself if it is located near you. You can also add Device.OpenViewer/CloseViewer steps to open or close the remote access window during a run.

Proxy Settings

If UFT Mobile is running behind a proxy server, then you must configure the proxy settings:

Address The IP address and the port of the proxy server.
User name

Credentials for the proxy server.

Password Credentials for the proxy server. The password is encrypted automatically when you save the settings.

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