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In the test wizard, you can specify the following additional options by clicking Other Options on the Recording Test Case step.

Excluded Hosts

You can maintain a list of excluded hosts. Captured requests to such hosts will be excluded from the test case. To add more unwanted hosts, enter them on separate lines in the list on the right pane. See Purging requests to unwanted hosts.

Examples: www.mywebsite.com and *mywebsite.com

Excluded Content-Types

You can maintain a list of excluded content types. Captured requests with such content types will be excluded from the test case. To add more unwanted content types, enter them on separate lines in the list on the right pane. See Purging sessions with unwanted content types.

Examples: json and png

Recording Credentials

Check the Automatically Authenticate checkbox to automatically pass cached server credentials for hosts that require server authentication (like NTLM or Kerberos).

To override the cached server credentials or if the server uses channel binding tokens (CBT) However, in some instances (for example, when the webserver uses Channel Binding Tokens), credentials must be submitted by StresStimulus before opening a web browser. In such cases, you need to enter the server credentials in the Recording Credentials grid. Provide the hostname of the server, username, and password. Some servers also require a domain. If the authentication is performed by several hosts, enter several sets of credentials.

To enter the credentials manually in the browser, uncheck the Automatically Authenticate checkbox.

Recording Mode

Most web clients support system or custom proxy settings and work in Proxy Recording mode (default).

If you are recording from a web client who does not support system or custom proxy settings, select No-Proxy Recording mode.

Advanced Options

Include requests with 401 HTTP statuses. Typically responses with HTTP status code 401 occur during authentication handshakes and should be ignored. However, if your Webserver assigns 401 statuses for other reasons and you want to include such responses to the test case, check this box. The default is unchecked.


Clear all test case-mix weights after creating a new test case. By default, after creating a new test case, the mix weights of the existing test cases are reset to 0 to allow the new test case to run. To preserve all test case-mix weights, uncheck this checkbox. In this case, the new test's mix weight will be set to 1.


Skip proxy diagnostic. Before recording starts, the recorder checks the system proxy settings. Check this checkbox to skip this check.


Clear IE cache in Normal Mode. Some web applications don't work as expected if recorded in Private mode; therefore, they must be recorded in Normal mode. However, recording in Normal mode may render a recording with the primed cache that will not work during playback. Check this checkbox to clear the browser cache before recording in Normal mode. This option only applies to recordings with Internet Explorer.


Allow recording from clients running as different userAllow recording web traffic from other users logged on the same computer. This is useful when recording traffic from a Windows service running on a Local System user account.


Record from localhostBy default, if an application sends requests to localhost, they are ignored by StresStimulus recorder. Check this checkbox to add these requests to the recorded test case.





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