Gmail Login Screen Page Test Case: This article explains test cases both negative and positive for the login screen. I’m taking an example of the Gmail login screen. If you want you can take the example of WordPress or Yahoo login screen or any other of your choice. The positive and negative scenarios depend on the information given the requirement document. As we are testing Gmail login screen we are limited to the application which is already published with a limited set of information available to test. So our best approach is exploratory testing of the web app.
I’m laying down a process which you can follow in order to come up with a login screen test cases. First, we’ll write the test requirements based on our exploratory testing observation and after that, we’ll write the test scenarios and then form the negative and positive test cases. If you want to use existing testing templates and test cases, I suggest you check these templates out.
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You can make use of following login screen of Gmail for your testing.
Gmail Test Requirements:
As we don’t have the official Google requirements for the login screen. We’ll come up with our own requirement set for the login screen. We’ll write the scenario based on these requirements.
- Username should contain a letter, number and period.
- Username should not be left blank.
- Username should not be more than 40 characters.
- Username should not start with or contain any symbols.
- The password should be at least 6 characters.
- The password should contain a combination of letter, numbers, and symbols.
- The password should not contain spaces and period.
- The password should not be more than 40 characters.
Gmail Test Scenarios:
Write down the test scenarios based on the following test types:
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Outlook User Interface:
You can check out the new Outlook interface and see how the interface has changed over the years.
Here are some of the questions that can help you form test cases.
- Where is the cursor focus in the text area when you load the page?
- Does enter key works as a substitute for the sign in button action?
- Does the username and password text field appear in order?
- Does remember me checkbox selected by default?
- Does the login page has register link for new users?
- Does the user interface look as per the design specification?
- Does login screen behave responsively to mobile or tablet screen?
- Do the link on page remain active or are dead?
Outlook Functionality Testing:
Login screen functionality varies with each type of application. So there is going to be a difference between Yahoo login and Gmail login. Here are some general possible functionality scenarios.
Take the example of Lycos mail how they are not paying attention to functionality issues.
- Does the login form works successfully?
- Is logout link redirects back to the login screen? Is logout link functional?
- Does forgot password link works? Does it redirect to the valid password recovery page?
- Do forward and backward buttons work properly while logged in? and also for logged out the user?
- Does formwork similarly in every popular browser?
- How errors are handled and displayed?
Outlook Security Testing:
Security of the form is very crucial and you can use the following scenarios to form your test cases. Take a look at how the Outlook handles bad username and passwords security issue.
So let’s take those cases into consideration.
- Does textbox offer masking of characters in the password field?
- Do masked characters allow deciphering if copied?
- Is it possible to copy and paste the password?
- is there any minimum password length?
- is the form giving away security information if the source is viewed?
- is the form vulnerable to SQL injection?
- Does form allows accessing pages without logging in?
- is URL manipulation allows access to members only area of mail?
- is multiple accounts from the same IP but different browser allowed at the same time?
- are cookies allowed? are they disabled or allowed to be edited?
Once you go through these scenarios, you need to come up with the following possible positive and negative test cases.
Gmail Login Screen Positive test cases:
- Enter a valid username and password.
- Click on forgot password link and retrieve the password for the username.
- Click on register link and fill out the form and register username and password.
- Use enter button after typing correct username and password.
- Use tab to navigate from username textbox to password textbox and then to the login button.
Gmail Login Screen Negative test cases:
- Enter a valid username and invalid password.
- Enter valid password but invalid username.
- Keep both field blank and hit enter or click the login button.
- Keep username blank and enter a password.
- Keep the password blank and enter a username.
- Enter username and password wrong.
The more you know about the form requirement and developed page, the more scenarios that you can come up with to test the Gmail login screen thoroughly. There are going to be plenty of combinations but that would require more time to test and exhaustive testing is not practical though possible. So you have to choose the test cases which are more important for the product risk. I hope you have found value in this information. Feel free to let me know if you need more information or have any suggestions.