LeanFT Java Tutorial Part 8 – Running Tests Remotely

The Eclipse IDE is heavy and may take a toll on the system memory-wise. So its advisable to have two separate kinds of machines – one for development of scripts and one for execution. The machines that we use for execution need not have the full IDE and we can just have the LeanFT Runtime engine running on them.

So when you are installing LeanFT, you can select the following option when you just want to use the machine for execution :-


In your Eclipse project on the development machine, you need to open the leanft.properties file, uncomment the server address and update the execution machine details as follows:-

# The LeanFT runtime engine URL and port. Default: ws://localhost:5095

In your execution machine, open the following file:-

C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\LeanFT\bin\LFTRuntime.exe.config

Update the the connection key in the XML to have mode as “AcceptNonSecuredRemoteConnections” rather than the default value which is “AcceptLocalConnectionOnly” :-

<connection port="5095" mode="AcceptNonSecuredRemoteConnections">

Please make sure that the port number mentioned here is the same as one mentioned in the leanft.properties file in the dev machine. Also, make sure you restart the runtime engine after making this change.

Now, if you start the code in your dev machine, it should run on the execution machine provided they are on the same domain.

LeanFT Java Tutorial Part 9 – Using Selenium and LeanFT Together !

Happy Automating!
Harshit Kohli


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3 comments on “LeanFT Java Tutorial Part 8 – Running Tests Remotely
  1. […] LeanFT Java Tutorial Part 8 – Running Tests Remotely […]

  2. Gopi says:

    Thank you, nice explanation

    Is it possible to run LeanFT tests in parallel on multiple remote machines? From below line, it seems like we can mention only one serverAddress


    Ideally I would like tests to be triggered from one machine and execute them in parallel on multiple machines to cut down the execution time and get one consolidated test report.

    I realize tests can be run on multiple browsers at same time, but that doesn’t seem to be applicable for testing thick client apps running on windows machine.

    • Hi Gopi…Sadly LeanFT doesnt provide functionality like this (more on the lines of Selenium Grid). But you can create a master script that can trigger this type of parallel runs. Or you can also do this with the help of Jenkins by setting up a master slave architecture. And I think consolidated report is not an option here.

      I think its high-time LeanFT should provide this feature out of the box.

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