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Confused about test account
07-02-2013, 01:27 PM
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Confused about test account
I'm testing a website that has http authentication, using Webpagetest. To avoid the username and password, Webpagetest suggests to use a test account. Could some someone kindly explain what does it mean by test account? Is it just a normal free account that I have when I log in using a Gmail email or that should be a paid test account.

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07-03-2013, 09:55 AM
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RE: Confused about test account
Sorry, a test account means credentials that you don't mind someone else having because I don't offer any guarantees on protecting the raw test results. If you are doing http authentication then the full credentials are sent in the headers so anyone who sees the results can re-use them. I do some work to sanitize the results but I'm not guaranteeing their safety.

So test account basically means "kill the credentials after you are done testing".
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07-03-2013, 11:54 AM
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RE: Confused about test account
Thanks for your response. I got it now.

(07-03-2013 09:55 AM)pmeenan Wrote:  Sorry, a test account means credentials that you don't mind someone else having because I don't offer any guarantees on protecting the raw test results. If you are doing http authentication then the full credentials are sent in the headers so anyone who sees the results can re-use them. I do some work to sanitize the results but I'm not guaranteeing their safety.

So test account basically means "kill the credentials after you are done testing".
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