NAME

HTTP::WebTest::Plugin::Cookies - Send and recieve cookies in tests

SYNOPSIS

Not Applicable

DESCRIPTION

This plugin provides means to control sending and recieve cookies in web test.

TEST PARAMETERS

accept_cookies

Option to accept cookies from the web server.

These cookies exist only while the program is executing and do not affect subsequent runs. These cookies do not affect your browser or any software other than the test program. These cookies are only accessible to other tests executed during test sequence execution.

See also the <send_cookies> parameter.

Allowed values

yes, no

Default value

yes

send_cookies

Option to send cookies to web server. This applies to cookies received from the web server or cookies specified using the cookies test parameter.

This does NOT give the web server(s) access to cookies created with a browser or any user agent software other than this program. The cookies created while this program is running are only accessible to other tests in the same test sequence.

See also the <accept_cookies> parameter.

Allowed values

yes, no

Default value

yes

Synonym to cookies.

It is deprecated parameter and may be removed in future versions of HTTP::WebTest.

cookies

This is a list parameter that specifies cookies to send to the web server:

    cookies = ( cookie1_spec
                cookie2_spec
                ...
                cookieN_spec )

Currently there are two ways to specify a cookie.

  • Named style

    A cookie is specified by a set of param => value pairs:

        (
          param => value
          ...
        )

    List of all supported param => value pairs:

    version => VERSION

    Version number of cookie spec to use, usually 0.

    name => NAME (REQUIRED)

    Name of cookie. Cannot begin with a $ character.

    value => VALUE (REQUIRED)

    Value of cookie.

    path => PATH (REQUIRED)

    URL path name for which this cookie applies. Must begin with a / character. See also path_spec.

    domain => DOMAIN (REQUIRED)

    Domain for which cookie is valid. Must either contain two periods or be equal to .local.

    port => PORT

    List of allowed port numbers that the cookie may be returned to. If not specified, cookie can be returned to any port. Must be specified using the format N or N, N, ..., N where N is one or more digits.

    path_spec => PATH_SPEC

    Ignored if version is less than 1. Option to ignore the value of path. Default value is 0.

    • 1

      Use the value of path.

    • Ignore the specified value of path.

    secure => SECURE

    Option to require secure protocols for cookie transmission. Default value is 0.

    • 1

      Use only secure protocols to transmit this cookie.

    • Secure protocols are not required for transmission.

    maxage => MAXAGE

    Number of seconds until cookie expires.

    discard => DISCARD

    Option to discard cookie when the program finishes. Default is 0. (The cookie will be discarded regardless of the value of this element.)

    • 1

      Discard cookie when the program finishes.

    • Don't discard cookie.

    rest => NAME_VALUE_LIST

    Defines additional cookie attributes.

    Zero, one or several name/value pairs may be specified. The name parameters are words such as Comment or CommentURL and the value parameters are strings that may contain embedded blanks.

    Example (wtscript file):

        cookies = ( ( name   => Cookie1
                      value  => cookie value )
    
                    ( name   => Cookie2
                      value  => cookie value
                      path   => /
                      domain => .company.com ) )
    
                    ( name   => Cookie2
                      value  => cookie value
                      rest   => ( Comment => this is a comment ) )

    Example (Perl script):

        my $tests = [
                      ...
                      {
                        test_name => 'cookie',
                        cookies   => [ [
                                         name  => 'Cookie1',
                                         value => 'Value',
                                       ],
                                       [
                                         name  => 'Cookie2',
                                         value => 'Value',
                                         path  => '/',
                                       ] ],
                        ...
                      }
                      ...
                    ]
  • Row list style

    This style of cookie specification is deprecated and may be removed in future versions of HTTP::WebTest.

    Each cookie is specified by following list:

        ( VERSION
          NAME
          VALUE
          PATH
          DOMAIN
          PORT
          PATH_SPEC
          SECURE
          MAXAGE
          DISCARD
          NAME1
          VALUE1
          NAME2
          VALUE2
          ...
        )

    Any element not marked below as REQUIRED may be defaulted by specifying a null value or ''.

    • VERSION (REQUIRED)

      Version number of cookie spec to use, usually 0.

    • NAME (REQUIRED)

      Name of cookie. Cannot begin with a $ character.

    • VALUE (REQUIRED)

      Value of cookie.

    • PATH (REQUIRED)

      URL path name for which this cookie applies. Must begin with a / character. See also path_spec.

    • DOMAIN (REQUIRED)

      Domain for which cookie is valid. Must either contain two periods or be equal to .local.

    • PORT

      List of allowed port numbers that the cookie may be returned to. If not specified, cookie can be returned to any port. Must be specified using the format N or N, N, ..., N where N is one or more digits.

    • PATH_SPEC

      Ignored if version is less than 1. Option to ignore the value of path. Default value is 0.

      • 1

        Use the value of path.

      • Ignore the specified value of path.

    • SECURE

      Option to require secure protocols for cookie transmission. Default value is 0.

      • 1

        Use only secure protocols to transmit this cookie.

      • Secure protocols are not required for transmission.

    • MAXAGE

      Number of seconds until cookie expires.

    • DISCARD

      Option to discard cookie when the program finishes. Default is 0. (The cookie will be discarded regardless of the value of this element.)

      • 1

        Discard cookie when the program finishes.

      • Don't discard cookie.

    • name/value

      Zero, one or several name/value pairs may be specified. The name parameters are words such as Comment or CommentURL and the value parameters are strings that may contain embedded blanks.

    An example cookie would look like:

        cookies = ( ( 0
                      WebTest cookie #1
                      cookie value
                      /
                      .mycompany.com
                      ''
                      0
                      0
                      200
                      1
                    ) )

See RFC 2965 for details (ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2965.txt).

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2000-2001 Richard Anderson. All rights reserved.

Copyright (c) 2001-2003 Ilya Martynov. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

HTTP::WebTest

HTTP::WebTest::API

HTTP::WebTest::Plugin

HTTP::WebTest::Plugins