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Managing Mobile Device Manager - Automation Suite 2023.4
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Last updated Dec 19, 2023

Managing Mobile Device Manager

Manage your devices and applications through Mobile Device Manager (MDM).

Mobile Device Manager Conditions

  • Access to MDM is done only through Studio
  • You can only start a single MDM instance at a time.

Quick Actions

Mobile Device Manager fires up showing you a Welcome tab where you can quickly take several actions, such as starting an application or opening a log.

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The following table lists the actions that you can take in the Welcome tab.

Action

Description

Open Devices

Open the Devices tab. For more information, see Managing Device.

Open Applications

Open the Applications tab. For more information, see Managing Applications.

Start an application

Create a connection by selecting a device and an application, and switching logging settings.

For more ways of starting an application, see Starting an Application.

Open log

Choose and open a log in a new tab to review actions, requests, and events. For more information, see Logs and Execution Timeline.

Export Configurations

Export the list of configured devices and applications as a JSON file.

Import Configurations

Import the list of configured devices and applications as a JSON file. New configurations are added on top of existing ones, if applicable. Duplicate devices and applications are deleted if found during importing.

Managing Project Settings

The project settings apply to the current project only. You can change the default log path, configure device interaction settings, or variables your devices and applications.

Configuring Project Level Settings

To configure project settings, open Mobile Device Manager, and navigate to Project Setting > Project Level Settings. The following table lists the settings that you can configure at the project level.

Settings

Description

Logs path

Change the default log path. Consider setting the log path to a shared network drive to expand member access to resources. For more information, see Logs and Execution Timeline.

Context-aware elements discovery

Improve element discoverability when you hover your mouse over the device, based on context-awareness. This feature is activated by default. For more information, see Device Interaction.

Maximum allowed lengths for IDs

Set a practical length for your element ID. The default value is set to 40.

Normalize slider value

Set a range for your slider value between 0 and 1.

Configuring Variables

Define variables to build dynamic values. For example, if you have an Appium endpoint, you can define a variable to be used for all of your devices. You can use variables when you configure both devices and applications.

Configuring Variables

Define variables to build dynamic values. For example, if you have an Appium endpoint, you can define a variable to be used for all of your devices. You can use variables when you configure both devices and applications.

To configure variables:

  1. Open Studio and navigate to Mobile Automation > Mobile Device Manager.
  2. Navigate to Project Settings > Variables.
  3. Configure a Name and a Value. You can only add letter characters.
  4. Click Save & Close.

Working with variables

When you configure devices, you can use variables for the following fields:

  • Name
  • Device Name
  • Platform Version.

For application configuration, you can use variables for the following fields:

  • App
  • App Package
  • App Activity
  • Start Page.

Configuring custom Http Headers

Add custom http headers to the default one that Appium generates to allow for an easier mobile testing experience behind a proxy. Custom Http headers allow mobile testing to work with proxies that accept only certain headers, by specifically adding them. The custom headers that you add don't overwrite the already existent header, but they add to the collection of values that the header can support.

Working with Http Headers

  1. Open Studio and navigate to Mobile Automation > Mobile Device Manager.
  2. Navigate to Project Settings > Http Headers.
  3. Configure a Key (name of the custom header) and a Value (the actual value of the custom header).

    You can't add variables inside the Value field.

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  4. Click Save & Close.
  5. Select the connection details inside the Mobile Device Connection activity.

    The custom Http Headers that you added inside MDM are imported in the activity, inside the Http Headers collection.

  6. Add more custom Http headers inside the Http Headers collection from the activity.
    These headers won't appear inside MDM, but they will apply for the mobile device connection that you created before adding them.
    Warning:

    If you change the details of the mobile device connection you:

    • lose the Http headers created directly in the Mobile Device Connection activity, inside the Http Headers collection.
    • maintain the Http headers created directly in MDM.
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