BlazeMeter Chrome extension enables you to - Record. Browse. Upload. Run.
The Chrome extension records all of the HTTP/S requests that your browser sends, creates a JMeter script, and automatically uploads it to BlazeMeter, where you can execute it with a single click. No need to install JMeter to record or run a performance test, the Chrome extension will create the JMeter script automatically.
If you do have JMeter installed, you can convert your recording into a JMX file and use it on your local computer.
BlazeMeter's Google Chrome Extension includes 2 main features:
Google Chrome Extension - Record
Google Chrome Extension - FollowMe
Download the Blazemeter Chrome Extension
Q. Do I need to pay to use the extension?
- A. The BlazeMeter Chrome extension is free to use for as long as you like.
Q. I can't access the Google App - Store. Can i install BlazeMeter Chrome Extension manually?
- A. Sure, just download the CRX file attached to this article (find below) and drag it to Chrome's Extensions section.
Refer to this manual for step-by-step guide.
Q. Why does the BlazeMeter Chrome Extension ask for the following permissions
- "Read and change all your data on the website that you visit"
- "Display notifications"
- A. "Read and change all your data on the websites that you visit"
In order to be able to record the traffic from websites that you visit our Chrome extension needs to be able to have read access to the websites that you visit.
More specifically we use this URL matches in permissions:
Which give our extension ability to listen for any http:// or https:// traffic on websites that you visit. However, we use it for read-only purposes as we never modify your traffic.
What you should do
To continue using BlazeMeter, re-enable the BlazeMeter extension. To do this click the orange exclamation point in the Chrome toolbar and choose "BlazeMeter | The Load Testing Cloud" requires new permissions.
Click Accept permissions.
Q. Do I need a BlazeMeter account to use the extension?
- A. A BlazeMeter account is required to convert the recording into a JMeter script (.jmx) file as this process is done on the server side. Any BlazeMeter account will work (free or paid). Signing up for BlazeMeter is super fast and doesn't require any sort of commitment or credit card.
Q. How does the recorded script handle cookies?
- A. The script will use cookie values from the original recording, though any new cookies values passed back by the server will override the values used in the original recording. You can disable this behavior altogether in the advanced settings.
"Want to learn more? Read our blog post, 6 Easy Steps to Testing Your Chrome Extension With Selenium.