Test app hosted in salesforce

I’m coding an app running under salesforce infrastructure.
Users can reach this app by login into salesforce (login.salesforce.com).
The question is: is it possible (and how) could I use webpagetest to test my app performance.

Thanks in advance.

Yes, but it gets considerably harder than testing a straight-up web page. You will need to create a script to log into salesforce and navigate to the page you want to measure: https://sites.google.com/a/webpagetest.org/docs/using-webpagetest/scripting

I can help out with the script if you provide a basic flow (and send me some test credentials offline).

Thank you for you help !
I have read the link you sent me but still, there is something I don’t understand: could I use online page test to accomplish this or should I download a desktop version (if so provide me the installer link please) ?

In the online version I have seen a scripting tab, may I fulfill this tab also ?

The url I want to test performance is: https://na10.salesforce.com/home/home.jsp OR https://c.na10.visual.force.com/apex/Start_Here?sfdc.tabName=01rA0000000QVXA
This url is the landing page once you login. Now I will send you by PM the credentials.
Thanks again.

Yes, you can use the online WebPagetest. You can paste a script into the script tab and it will execute it (debugging is trial and error that way though).

I have tried this:

logData 0

// bring up the login screen
navigate https://login.salesforce.com/

logData 0

// log in
setValue name=username MYEMAIL
setValue name=pw MYPASSWORD
submitForm name=login

logData 1

navigate https://c.na10.visual.force.com/apex/Start_Here?sfdc.tabName=01rA0000000QVXA

… but it’s failing on login process, the script is not login in.
Thanks in advance.

FWIW, your second logData should have a “1” instead of “0”. That said, it doesn’t look like “submitForm” works for the salesforce login. They may have javascript logic attached to the submit button.

btw, other alternatives that I usually use in that kind of case is click or sendClick to send a click event to the button itself.

FWIW, this gets passed the login:

logData	0

// bring up the login screen
navigate	https://login.salesforce.com/

logData	1

// log in
setValue	id=username	[email]
setValue	id=password	[password]
click	className=loginButton

That said, they have a device-specific (browser?) verification path that still prevents you from getting to the app. You might be able to scrape a session cookie and use that with the setCookie script command but if they tie an IP address or user agent string to the session cookie then you might be SOL.

Thank you.
Anyway I will post on the public thread one more question because I guess it could help some one else.

Now I could make it work with some trick.
The problem is that first, by using this approach, I’m first loggin in and the get redirected to https://na10.salesforce.com/home/home.jsp (my goal).
I think the problem with this is that in the final report I’m getting useless login page and redirecting times but what I actually need is timings/performance testing only for home.jsp.

So my question is: if I subtract redirecting/login page data from report totals I get the remaining : home.jsp data.
If home.js is a public page, would I get similar data as the remaining ?

report: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/120113_2X_2VHND/
If you want to testo try this


What you are seeing is not actually the login page itself but the authentication process to log into salesforce which is outside of your control. You should be able to ignore everything before home.jsp (well, pay attention to it but yell at salesforce if it is too slow).

hehe, ok. Thank you for your help.

Hi … i have tried the above suggested DOM manipulation approach , but no luck with the authentication … can you suggest how it worked for you …