[Webtest] Hide password in results and reports

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Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:45:00 +0200

Dear Mittie,

thanks for the suggestion. If I understand it correctly (I do not know ant
and webtest that well yet), this will remove the password only from the
generated reports, but not from the results xml file. Thus, evryone who can
read the results xml file would be able to read my password.
The password is set through the following instruction:

<setinputfield name="password" value="${login.ok.password}" stepid=""/>

and the input field is of type password.
It would be great if there were a possibility to not record that action in
the results file directly. Or did I missunderstand your suggestion in that
it is possible to apply the <replace> task to the results file directly,
modifying it in place?


                      "Dierk Koenig"                                                                                       
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Hi Stefan,

welcome to Canoo WebTest.

Have you already seen your pw in the report?
What is the name of the input field that submits the

If all else fails, you can call the ant <replace> task
after running the tests and before styling the html
report to replace your pw with "***" or such.


> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Freitag, 28. April 2006 11:49
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> Subject: [Webtest] Hide password in results and reports
> Hi,
> for testing an application I have to use a real, personal
> password, setting
> it via setinputfield. Is there a possibility to have the password value
> hidden or removed from the results xml file and reports generated from
> I'm using webtest 2.0.
> Best regards,
> Stefan
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