Local Agent is a software component that communicates with ACCELQ server to take up test job assignments and executes them in your local application environment. It enables the cloud-based ACCELQ server to run tests remotely in the application's local network and thereby avoiding the need to expose the test application to the internet.
This article explains the installation process using the installation wizard. If your local agent is faceless (without desktop UI), follow the instructions for command line installation.
To install local agent on a machine, login to ACCELQ and navigate to Resources > Local Agents
Click on the "Download Agent" button and choose the installable depending on the target system's OS.
Download the installable and follow the steps in the wizard as described below.
Local Agent requires a compatible JDK version (Version 8 or 11) to be able to run automation tests. If the installer does not find a suitable JDK already installed on the system, you are provided with an option to download open source Zulu JDK as part of the Agent installation.
Next, provide information to authenticate with the ACCELQ server. You can input the proxy information if your network requires one, to connect with the server.
You can provide any name to your Agent which is easily identifiable. ACCELQ URL should be the URL you use to log in to ACCELQ. The username is the ID used to log in. And API key can be found in the User Profile information available from the top nav in ACCELQ. Simply click on your profile icon to get the username and then Auth properties to access the API key information.
Now, select an installation path and proceed. Be sure to choose a folder that does not contain a "space" character in the path.
Once you complete the installation process, you are presented with a screen to review/update Agent's configuration. Click here to learn more about available Agent configuration.
Once you complete the installation process, you are presented with an option to choose whether you want your ACCELQ Local Agent to auto-start on system startup or not.
If selected, the Agent will be configured to start automatically each time the system is restarted. This is a preferred option.
Configuring the Agent
ACCELQ Agent is configurable with a wide range of attributes. Learn more about the available Agent configurations to review/update as part of the post-installation steps.