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    Creating an HAR (HTTP archive format) file

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    Creating an HAR (HTTP archive format) file


    In many cases, an HAR file can assist us in analyzing and troubleshooting various issues.

    An HAR file is a recording of the network session.

    Sometimes, an HAR file can contain personal credentials, below, you can find instructions on how to erase them from the file.


    Creating the HAR file:

    You can find an instructions of how to record your HTTP session in the common browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer/Edge) here:


    Erasing personal credentials from the HAR file:

    Please follow the next procedure:

    • Open the HAR file with a notepad (notepad++ is a great choice) 
    • Search for the word "username"/"password"
    • Locate your username/password
    • Replace it with "****" or something that implies you changed it (like "confidential", "MyBusiness", "my_password" etc.)

    Please notice that there might be appearances of "username"/"password" without the actual username/password besides them.

    Usually, the real location of the username + password looks like this:


    • Click "save"

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


    • Article last edited: 30-August-2018
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