Tech Talk : Using Sauce Connect with Tunnel Identifiers

May 15, 2020

In this Tech Talk, Sauce Labs Software Engineer, Dylan Lacey will explain in greater detail why we recommend using Tunnel Identifiers and how users can configure their Sauce Connect for speed and stability with it.

Sauce Connect Proxy™ is a built-in HTTP proxy server that opens a secure "tunnel" connection for testing between a Sauce Labs virtual machine or a real device and a website or a mobile app hosted on a local computer ("localhost") or behind a corporate firewall. It provides a means for Sauce Labs to access applications or websites, not publicly available. When launching a Sauce Connect tunnel, users have two available options:

1) Launch a Sauce Connect tunnel as-is, without identifying it. As a "default," the unnamed tunnel will automatically be used for all automated test runs.

2) Assign a name to the tunnel, known as a Tunnel Identifier. Using this method will provide more control and monitoring capabilities over the tunnel.

Sauce Labs recommends using the latter option. When a tunnel identifier is assigned and set in the desired capabilities. It will use the specific Sauce Connect tunnel each time the test is triggered.

About our speakers

Sauce Labs support engineer Dylan Lacey

Dylan Lacey

Software Developer in Support

Dylan helps Sauce customers learn and solve problems. His passion is sharing knowledge and making people’s lives easier through technology, which he’s been doing for more than 14 years. Learn more about Dylan.

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