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Manage Multiple Connections

You can test multiple forks and builds at the same time by setting up separate Local Testing connections for each. To do so, establish Local Testing connections using one of two ways:

Via command-line interface

Establish each Local Testing connection using the --local-identifier flag, along with a unique connection name (for instance, Test 123).

Note: Not using the --local-identifier flag (for each Local Testing connection) will cut off the existing connection and create a new one.

./BrowserStackLocal --key YOUR_ACCESS_KEY --local-identifier Test123
BrowserStackLocal.exe --key YOUR_ACCESS_KEY --local-identifier Test123

After establishing Local Testing connections, make use of the local and localIdentifer option on executing your test suite. The params are explained below:

Parameter Description Values
local Set this parameter if you want to enable Local Testing. true/ false
Default: false
localIdentifier Set this parameter, if you are using the same account to test multiple applications. It helps to set up a named connection. string
Example: Test123

Example:

curl -u "YOUR_USERNAME:YOUR_ACCESS_KEY" \
-X POST "https://api-cloud.browserstack.com/app-automate/espresso/v2/build" \
-d '{"local": "true", "localIdentifier": "Test123",  "devices": ["Google Pixel 3-9.0"], "app": "bs://f5L3azt9pLzE995f49376eb1fa3c284dc321f8d", "testSuite": "bs://6eb1fa3c284ddbe9971b2d1aee0d52943b9c081"}' \
-H "Content-Type: application/json"

Managing multiple Local Testing connections

You can use the Local Testing API to check the status of (or disconnect) active binaries. However, your connections will not show up in the API response unless you establish them using --enable-logging-for-api flag, as follows:

./BrowserStackLocal --key YOUR_ACCESS_KEY --enable-logging-for-api
BrowserStackLocal.exe --key YOUR_ACCESS_KEY --enable-logging-for-api

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