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For your convenience, you can also store common settings in a file in the $USER_HOME directory to overwrite settings stored in the properties file in the [INSTALL_DIR] directory. You can also create a custom .properties file and pass it to thejtestcliwith the -settings switch. Use absolute paths to specify the custom .properties file. You can use the -settings switch multiple times to specify several .properties files. Entries with the same key will be overwritten.

Code Block
jtestcli -settings path/to/  -settings path/to/another/
titleFile path convention on Windows

Use double backslashes to specify file paths in the .properties file on Windows. For example:


titleConfiguring passwords

We highly recommend that you use encoded passwords to ensure successful authentication and increase the level of security; see Creating an Encoded Password.

Settings Hierarchy

General settings are applied in the following order: 

  1. [INSTALL_DIR]/etc/ the base configuration file that should not be modified.
  2. [INSTALL_DIR]/ the main configuration file you can use to specify your settings that map contains templates for commonly used settings (license, reporting etc.).
  3. [USER_HOME]/ for your convenience, you can store the configuration file in your home directory to overwrite settings from the [INSTALL_DIR] (for example, to ensure your settings are not affected by reinstallations or updates).
  4. [WORKING_DIR]/ for your convenience, you can store the configuration file in your working directory.
  5. Custom settings passed with the command line switch -settings path/to/ (e.g., -settings ../
  6. Custom settings passed with the command line switch -property [key=value].

All of the above settings can be overridden by custom settings that are passed with command line switches (e.g. -report, -config).

Ant and Maven Pattern

You can provide the path to the settings file with Ant or Maven using the following pattern: