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    Creating an HAR (HTTP archive format) file

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    Question

    How to create an HAR (HTTP archive format) file?

    Answer

    In many cases, an HAR file can assist us in analyzing and troubleshooting various issues. HAR file is a recording of the network session.

    Instructions below include how to erase personal details/credentials.

    Creating HAR file

    Instructions of how to record HTTP session in the common browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer/Edge) here:

    https://toolbox.googleapps.com/apps/har_analyzer/

    Removing personal credentials from file
    1. Open HAR file in text editor (Notepad++ is a great choice) 
    2. Search for the words "username" and "password"
    3. Locate your username/password
    4. Replace it with "****" or other placeholder that indicates it's been redacted/removed (like "confidential", "MyBusiness", "my_password" etc.)

    "username"/"password" sometimes in file without the actual username/password besides them. Usually, the real location of the username + password looks like this:

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    1. Click "save"

    HAR file is ready for sending without exposing your personal credentials. 


    • Article last edited: 30-Aug-2018
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