In this article, we will look at how to hash a password using the md5() method in Groovy programming language and use it as a parameter for a login request in JMeter.
Groovy provides a built-in method called md5() that can be used to hash a password using the MD5 algorithm. This method is a one-liner, and it's more readable than using the
MessageDigest class from the
Here are the steps to hash a password using the md5() method in Groovy and use it as a parameter named "password" for a login request in JMeter:
Create a JSR223 Sampler in your test plan and set the language to Groovy.
In the JSR223 Sampler, define the password as a variable and use the md5() method to hash it:
def pass = "this_is_my_password" def md5 = pass.md5()
Store the hashed password in a variable for future use:
In the next step, you can use the props.get("password") method to get the hashed password and use it as the value for the "password" parameter in your login request.
It's important to note that storing plain text passwords in your test plan is a security risk, and it's not considered a best practice. Instead, you can use an external encryption tool, a password manager to encrypt your passwords and use the encrypted value in your test plan or get the password from a file.
In conclusion, this article provides an explanation on how to hash a password using the md5() method in Groovy and use it as a parameter for a login request in JMeter. By following these steps, you can ensure the security of your password while still being able to use it in your test plan.