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The Virtual Users Page


The Virtual users page lets you list and create Virtual Users. It is the landing page of each project, but also accessible through a click on the left Virtual users menu.

Virtual users

A Virtual User (shortened VU) represents a user journey through your application. It lets you simulate a real user behavior.


For each VU, the list displays:

  • Name,
  • Type of VU (JMeter, WebDriver or Test Fragments),
  • Description or if empty, the contents of the VU,
  • Tags of this VU,
  • Last modified date.

Virtual Users list actions

Edit VU

Several actions are available when you place your mouse over a Virtual User in the list:

Icon Action Description
Edit metadata Edit VU metadata Change the VU name, description and tags.
Duplicate Duplicate VU Duplicate your VU.
Copy Copy VU to another project Copy this VU to another project. See dedicated section below.
Download Download VU Download the JMeter JMX file corresponding to this VU.
Delete Remove VU Remove a VU. This operation cannot be reverted so proceed with caution.


The search functions are detailed in this section of the navigation page.

Create Virtual User

Create VU

To create a new virtual user simply click on the Create virtual user button.

You are then prompted with several options:

Website or REST API

Browser record

JMeter project

Postman collection


  • Fragments VU are a special kind of virtual user that cannot be executed. Their actions are meant to be shared using Link Actions.


We strongly recommend to record your web application using Fiddler or FireFox as they also record response contents.

Edit Virtual User

Edit VU

This screen allows you to rename your VU or change tags and description.


The description can contain markdown/HTML, it can be configured with our code editor.

HAR Format

HAR is an abbreviation for Http Archive:

The HTTP Archive format or HAR, is a JSON-formatted archival format for logging of a web browsers interaction with a site. The common extension for these files is .har.

Several browser like Chrome or Firefox supports recording HTTP traffic as HAR natively. Most 3rd party capture proxies like Fiddler or Charles proxy also allow you to generate HAR files.

Copy Virtual User

This action allows you to create an exact copy of your virtual user in another project.


The transfer is completed once you click on the project name in the list of projects.

Because a virtual user can be related to some Files, conflicts with the remote project may happen. For example when a required file already exists in the target project. These conflicts can be handled through the copy options:


Action Description
Required We will try to assess which files are required for this VU to properly function. Note that files referenced in script actions or other dependencies may be difficult to locate.
All In case the Required option did not copy the files you expected, it is possible to ask for a complete copy of all files.
Skip This option will handle conflicts with identical file names in the target project by skipping the copy.
Overwrite This option will handle conflicts with identical file names in the target project by overwriting the destination files.


The default settings are made to be less intrusive since we will only try to copy required file with no overwrite in the remote project. Be careful because other options can lead to breaking changes in the remote project.

Remove Virtual User

Remove VU

The following procedure explains how to remove a virtual user and all of its content:

  1. Go on the design page,
  2. Place your mouse over the VU you want to remove,
  3. Click on the Delete button that appears on the far right,
  4. Click on Confirm to confirm the deletion.


Deleting a VU cannot be reverted, proceed with caution. Linked elements like variables and servers will not be removed since they could be used by other VUs.