Enable the Functional Testing Agent Chrome extension

UFT communicates with the Functional Testing Agent Chrome Extension to test Web applications running in Google Chrome. This topic describes how to install and enable the extension in your Chrome browser.

IMPORTANT: If you have a version of the Functional Testing Agent for Google Chrome from UFT version 12.00 or earlier installed, you must manually remove this extension before enabling the new version.

Automatic Chrome updates enabled

If you have automatic Chrome updates enabled, the Agent installation depends on whether you have an internet connection.

Active internet connection

If you're connected to the internet, the Agent is automatically downloaded and installed the first time you open Chrome after installing UFT.

Inactive internet connection

Without an internet connection, Chrome attempts to download and install the Agent each time you open Chrome.

After downloading, Chrome prompts you to activate the Agent.

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Automatic Chrome updates disabled

If you do not have automatic Chrome updates enabled, install the extension as follows:

Chrome version 31 or later Active internet connection

Install and enable the HPE Functional Testing Agent extension in the Chrome web store.

The Agent for Google Chrome is not available via search of the Chrome web store.

Inactive internet connection Google Chrome versions 31 and later without internet
Chrome version 30 or earlier   Google Chrome versions 30 and earlier

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Google Chrome versions 31 and later without internet

If you are using the most recent version of UFT
  1. Select Tools > Extensions in Google Chrome to open the chrome://extensions page.

  2. Drag the agent.crx file from the <UFT installation folder>\Installations\Chrome folder into Chrome's Extensions page.

If you are using a previous version of UFT
  1. Select Tools > Extensions in Google Chrome to open the chrome://extensions page.

  2. In the Extensions page, select the Developer mode option. Additional options are displayed after you select this option.

  3. Click on the Load unpacked extension button.

  4. In the Browse for Folder dialog, browse to and select the <UFT installation folder>\Installations\Chrome\Extension folder.

  5. In the Confirm New Extension dialog, click Add when prompted,

    The Functional Testing Agent is now displayed in the Chrome extensions list.

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Google Chrome versions 30 and earlier

  1. If you have a previous version of the UFT Agent for Google Chrome installed, manually remove this extension.

  2. Open the Chrome folder included with the UFT installation, found at <UFT installation folder>\Installations\Chrome.

  3. Select Tools > Extensions in Google Chrome.

    Note: You can also access this page by opening the chrome://extensions page in Google Chrome. The Extensions page opens.

  4. From the <UFT installation folder>\Installations\Chrome folder, drag the AgentLegacy.crx file to the chrome://extension page.

  5. In the Confirm New Extension dialog, click Add to install the extension.

    The Functional Testing Agent for Google Chrome is now displayed in the Chrome extensions list.

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