Easily Test Authenticated Sites, Chrome 89 and More

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Karolina Szczur

March 11, 2021

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Specify all selectors when authenticating to protected Sites

Calibre can log into your Sites and applications as if it was one of your users. Until now, when using Form Authentication, we could specify the form, username and password CSS selectors, but not the submit button selector. Our Test Agent would then crawl your Sites to submit the form and successfully log in.

Form Authentication showing CSS selectors, username and password we provide to test protected Sites and apps.
Form Authentication settings showing CSS selectors, username and password we provide to test protected Sites and apps.

This process wasn’t bulletproof, especially in tracking competition scenarios where you can’t make improvements to the markup. You can now specify the Submit selector, so there are no failed tests due to markup mismatch. You have full control over selecting which elements should be interacted with when authenticating.

Test Agents updated to Chrome 89

We updated Calibre’s Test Agents from Chrome 88 to Chrome 89. The latest version comes with metric improvements to Cumulative Layout Shift and First Contentful Paint.

New documentation: Choosing Deployment Environments and Form Authentication selectors

We added information about specifying the submit selector when using Form Authentication to track password-protected Sites. We also explained when and how to use Deployment Environments in Pull Request Reviews.

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Karolina Szczur

Karolina is the Product Design Lead at Calibre. With years of design experience under her belt, she’s responsible for the comprehensive user experience spanning over product, visuals and content. Find her on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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