Using JMeter to record program http requests
carriann last edited by user
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.
emmalee last edited by user
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)
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.