If you are executing requests against secured internet resources, you can turn
on authentication in project properties. To turn authentication on, open project
properties and switch to 'Authentication'
You can specify default credentials or network
credentials; default credentials are usually the Windows credentials (user name,
password, and domain) of the user running the application. If selected,
credentials of user running the application will be used automatically and you
won't have to supply them manually. If network credentials are specified,
you have to select between the following options for providing authentication data:
- Prompt for authentication data during the execution; authentication data provided manually will be stored in the application memory only while the project is opened and won't be saved together with the project.
- Save and use the following authentication data; you can specify authentication data and it will be saved and automatically used during the execution.
It is not necessary to enable authentication in project properties if you would like to add authentication data to requests. Even if authentication in project properties is disabled, you can still add desired credentials manually during the execution.
If you need to add authentication data to your requests, you can completely avoid using this project authentication data and instead specify 'Authorization' http request header with the correct value. For more information, search online on how to specify 'Authorization' header value for your authentication type.