Monday, January 23, 2012

Adding test users programmatically using collective.recipe.plonesite

I'm writing some functional tests for a Plone project and I need to add a group of test users every time I create a test site.

collective.recipe.plonesite is a cool Buildout recipe that enables you to create and update a Plone site as part of a buildout run.

I added the following lines to my buildout configuration:

parts =

recipe = collective.recipe.plonesite
profiles = my.project:default
post-extras = ${buildout:directory}/acceptance-tests/

The code of the script is pretty straightforward:

"""This script will add a number of test users to a Plone site.

You can used it in post-extras option of collective.recipe.plonesite. It will
be evaluated after running QuickInstaller and GenericSetup profiles.

@param portal: The Plone site as defined by the site-id option

import logging
logger = logging.getLogger('collective.recipe.plonesite')

test_users = [
    # (username, password, group),
    ('username1', 'password1', 'group1'),
    ('username2', 'password2', 'group2'),
    ('username3', 'password3', 'group3'),

for username, password, group in test_users:
    if username not in portal.acl_users.getUserIds():
            portal.portal_registration.addMember(username, password)
            portal.portal_groups.addPrincipalToGroup(username, group)
        except ValueError:
            logger.warn('The login name "%s" is not valid.' % username)
        except KeyError:
            logger.warn('The group "%s" is not valid.' % group)


(Next time I'll give you my first impressions on SeleniumLibrary, a web testing library for Robot Framework, I'm using to write the tests.)

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