Can I use Autify Connect to test localhost websites?
Yes, you can use Autify Connect to test websites running on localhost.
However, it will not work correctly if the target URL of the scenario links to a local host or local network, such as
Therefore, please use one of the following methods to run tests:
We have an FQDN pointing to 127.0.0.1. You can use this FQDN instead of
If you have already recorded a test scenario with a hostname such as
[localhost](<http://localhost>), you can use the URL Replacement feature in the test plan.
Use another IP address, such as http://192.168.86.92:3000/.
hostsfile and set the application alias as follows:
127.0.0.1 local.your-application.com ::1 local.your-application.com
hosts file is usually located at the following path:
Note that the following hostnames are not supported (this is not an exhaustive list).
If you record a scenario using these hostnames, you will need to implement one of the methods described above.
localhost *.localhost [::1] 127.0.0.1/8 169.254/16 [FE80::]/10
Tests using Windows OS, for example, will also recognize
Please note that if requests are sent directly to a localhost (or any unsupported hostname) within the app, the above workarounds will not work.
If none of the above works, please contact Autify support.