August 15, 2017
Do you have the ability to customize request headers and cookies?
YES RedWolf can customize all HTTP headers and randomize any parameter of them.
MANY PARAMETERS AVAILABLE: In addition to headers, protocol options like HTTP 1.0, 1.1, /2, keep-alive on/off, cache control, cookies can also be supplied and randomization options.
These are all available to users to edit in the visual test designer in the portal.
RECOMMEND RATE-CONTROLLED (1/s) PRE-TEST QA:
When complex headers and cookies are set up for some requests RedWolf recommends running very low level (a single IP, 1-2 request/sec) against a target to verify that the parameters are working as expected. Modern applications sometimes set a large number of headers with unusual values and it is a good idea to test these requests to ensure the load balancer and application logic will respond as expected to the requests. Because RedWolf has the ability to traffic-limit the HTTP(s) request rate this is easy to do and recommended prior to doing a ‘big test’.