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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Instana
Categories Synthetic
Created by Guest
Created on May 12, 2024

Synthetic monitoring enhanced permission

Viewer permission will be able to view the Synthetic monitoring configuration details that may contain a username/password to login to the application.

Request to create enhanced permission or set up additional HBAC permission for this?

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Dania Grave de Peralta Reyes
    May 17, 2024


    You can create synthetic credentials for username and password by using the he Instana Open API. Then you can use them in the script, by using the global variable $secure provided by Instana api. Here an example on how to use it in a script recorded with selenium IDE.

  • Guest
    May 17, 2024

    Máté Návay

    We are using Seleium IDE to record the Synthetic monitoring rather than using Java or nodeJS

    Can you share more details/references in your reply?

    Also, From IBM URL, is asking us to purchase another product to secure passwords in Synthetic monitoring Browser script rather than it is a native feature coming from Instana .....

  • Admin
    Máté Návay
    May 17, 2024

    Credentials for tests should be stored separately using the credentials feature, where there is already individual permissions to be able to use credentials and configure them.
    Tests' access can already be defined on an individual level, but further controls are in development to specifiy which credentials a group can have access to which is evaluated at script execution.
    Should a user try to include credentials they don't have access to, these will not be injected into the script.