Login Steps

If you want to monitor a web app it's probably only accessible after logging in. Login steps allow you to sign into a user account before the page is loaded for analysis.

Set up a login step

When creating or editing a page, click "Show Advanced" and then select "Login Step".

Edit monitored page form, login steps are expanded

From there you can select a login step, or create a new one.

To log into a user account the following information is needed:

  • URL of the login page
  • Email or username, and where on the page to enter it
  • Account password, and where on the page to enter it
  • What button to click to submit the login form

You can also run JavaScript code on the page before the login form is filled out. For example, you can use this to open a login modal.

Form for providing the login step details

After configuring the login step click "Update" to save your page changes.

Testing login steps

Click "Test login step" link at the bottom of the login step form. This will log into your site in the background and provide you with debug data like a screenshot and the URL after attempting to log in.

Result of testing the login step

Login steps and page archives

When logging in your web server will most likely set a cookie that's necessary to access the data in the account. When loading a page archive these cookies are restored so that the front-end does not incorrectly think the user is unauthorized.

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