Password Encoder Tool

Relevant for: GUI actions and components

This tool enables you to encode passwords so that you can use the resulting strings in the following ways:

For tests: method arguments or data table parameter values (enabling you to place secure values into the data table)

For components: operation arguments

For example, your Web site may include a form in which the user must supply a password. You may want to test how your site responds to different passwords, but you also want to ensure the integrity of the passwords.

To access

Do one of the following:

  • From the Windows menu, select Start > Programs > HPE Software > HPE Unified Functional Testing > Tools > Password Encoder.

  • Open the application from the file system: <UFT installation folder>\bin\CryptonApp.exe.

Note: For details on accessing UFT and UFT tools and files in Windows 8.X or higher and Windows Server 2012, see Accessing UFT in Windows 8.X or Higher Operating Systems.

Important information for Business Process Testing

Use only if you are working with Quality Center.

If you are working with ALM, you must encode passwords in ALM. Otherwise, during a run session, encoded strings are treated as plain text. For details on encoding, see the Business Process Testing User Guide.

Caution: The Password Encoder does not use a global standard for encryption. It is not considered nor intended to be secure.

Its purpose is only to ensure that passwords will not be readily visible on the screen while recording, editing or running a test or component.

If you are using real customer data or other sensitive information, you should take additional steps to ensure the security of that data.

See also

For tests: You can also encrypt strings in Data pane cells using the Encrypt option in the Data menu.  For details, see Data Pane (GUI Testing).