I'm new to JMeter, I am recording a web application with HTTPS test script recorder but when I play it after recording I am getting error 401 on the login screen of the application. Could anyone please help me out.

Thread Name: Thread Group 1-1
Sample Start: 2018-10-18 13:32:08 IST
Load time: 719
Connect Time: 1
Latency: 719
Size in bytes: 650
Sent bytes:785
Headers size in bytes: 464
Body size in bytes: 186
Sample Count: 1
Error Count: 1
Data type ("text"|"bin"|""): text
Response code: 401
Response message: Unauthorized

Response headers:

HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:02:09 GMT
Set-Cookie: JSESSIONID=b41b8586e333d68ac7ee1077d9c377dec3088845eccd0437d3de9910bed77f3b.e34Qah0Rb3eObi0Lb38PahiKa3aTe0; path=/OA_HTML; secure
Keep-Alive: timeout=15
Connection: Keep-Alive
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: application/xml
Set-Cookie: BIGipServersteria-otl_oracleoutsourcing_com_http=1686646671.7975.0000; expires=Thu, 18-Oct-2018 16:02:09 GMT; path=/; Httponly; Secure

HTTPSampleResult fields:
ContentType: application/xml
DataEncoding: null

1 Answer 1


First of all try adding HTTP Cookie Manager to your Test Plan - it automatically handles cookies like JSESSIONID and BIGipServersteria-otl_oracleoutsourcing_com_http

If it doesn't help - inspect your script and try to locate dynamic parameters. The majority of modern web applications widely use dynamic data for various reasons including but not limited to client state tracking or for CSRF protection

Try recording your scenario one more time and compare the scripts. If there are differences - you will need to perform correlation of the dynamic parameters to wit extract them from the previous response using suitable JMeter Post-Processor and save it into a JMeter Variable. Then replace recorded hard-coded parameter with the variable from previous step.

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