To check for software updates, patches, or service packs for UFT, visit the HPE Software Support Site.
Working with UFT requires a license. When you install UFT, you select one of the following license types:
A permanent seat license that is specific to the computer on which it is installed (includes a 30-day demo license)
A network-based concurrent license that can be used by multiple UFT users
You can change your license type at any time (as long as you are logged in with administrator permissions on your computer). For example, if you are currently working with a seat license, you can choose to connect to a concurrent license server, if one is available on your network.
For information on modifying your license information, see the Unified Functional Testing Installation Guide.
Note: You can also open UFT using a legacy license, although the functionality will be limited to the service that you are licensed to use. For example, you can open UFT using a legacy QuickTest Professional or Service Test license and access GUI testing or API testing functionality.
Required file system permissions
You must have read/write permissions to the following files and folders, as well as any sub-folders:
You must have read permissions to the following folders:
Required registry key permissions
All keys under:
|Administrative permissions||For the first connection to ALM|
Ensure that you have the required ALM permissions before working with business components and application areas.
To work with component steps in ALM, you must have the appropriate Add Step, Modify Step, or Delete Step permissions set.
You do not need Modify Component permission to work with component steps.
The Modify Component permission enables you to work with component properties (the fields in the component Details tab).
Parameters in ALM or other testing tools
To work with parameters in ALM or in a testing tool, you must have all the parameter task permissions set in ALM.
To modify application areas, you must have the separate permissions for resources required for modifying components, and adding, modifying, and deleting steps.
All four permissions are required.
If one of these permissions is not assigned, you can open application areas only in read-only format.
Many examples in this
Note that you must register a user name and password to use this site.
A sample Flight Windows-based application is also provided with the UFT installation. You can access it from:
- Start > Programs > HPE Software > HPEUnified Functional Testing > Sample Applications > Flight API or Flight GUI
- <UFT installation folder>/samples/Flights Application/FlightsGUI.exe (for the Flight GUI application)
- <UFT installation folder>/samples/Flights Application/FlightsAPI.exe (for the Flight API application)
- Windows 8 and higher: C:\Program Files (x86)\HPE\Unified Functional Testing
Many operations are performed using the mouse.
In accordance with Section 508 of the W3C accessibility standards, UFT also recognizes operations performed using the MouseKeys option in the Windows Accessibility Options utility.
Additionally, you can perform many operations using shortcut keys.
Unified Functional Testing is Unicode compliant according to the requirements of the Unicode standard, enabling you to test applications in many international languages.
Test non-English language applications as long as the relevant Windows language support is installed on the UFT computer.
Names and paths of tests and resources (for example, function libraries, object repositories, and recovery scenarios) are not Unicode compliant and therefore should be specified in English or in the language of the operating system.