QConnect

Copado Robotic Testing also supports on-premise robots. On-premise robots are usually needed when you need to automate a proprietary application that can not be installed to cloud or if you need to use services on private network which can’t be exposed by other means (whitelisting, VPN etc.) etc. Connecting a Copado Robotic Testing robot to on-premise execution machine can be done by:

  1. creating an agent on Copado Robotic Testing UI

  2. downloading QConnect package

  3. running that on local machine.

With QConnect, the user manages the test suites and test results using Copado Robotic Testing on the web as usual, but the test steps are executed locally by QConnect agent software that the user installs.

To enable the QConnect feature, your organization needs to have a paid plan of Copado Robotic Testing with the On-premises robots add-on.
Cloud-based robots provide a lot of benefits (scalability, maintainability) in comparison to on-premise robots, so only use on-premise robots if it’s absolutely necessary.

The process of setting up on-premise robots in nutshell:

  1. User creates an agent in Copado Robotic Testing

    1. A token will be created, store it securely

  2. User download QConnect software to their remote/on-premise machine

  3. User starts QConnect on remote machine and provides agent’s token

  4. User creates a robot in Copado pace with type "QConnect"

  5. Tests run with that robot will be run on premise