Using JMeter to record program http requests



  • Is JMeter designed to only record web browser traffic, or can it record http requests made by installed programs as well? I set up JMeter as per these instructions and I do not see the web traffic of a particular application installed on my computer. I've set up the proxy settings in my system settings.



  • With Jmeter you can record both HTTP/HTTPS traffic, also there is Jmeter Chrome extension which can record traffic without configuring JMeter. To record web traffic in Jmeter: add Recording Controller into Test Plan add HTTP Proxy Server into WorkBench click Start button. open browser network settings change proxy settings to localhost:8080 remove localhost and 127.0.0.1 from "No proxy for" field. To record any application IO: Set proxy (in Linux) export http_proxy=http://localhost:8080 Or set proxy localhost:8080 if it's possible to change proxy settings in application. Start JMeter Proxy Server Use your application Note! Do not use JMeter as the proxy for any other request types - FTP, etc. - as the JMeter proxy cannot handle them.



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