Test automation is managed by the TestArchitect Controller application, which interacts with and obtains vital test run information from the interpreter. A machine on which TestArchitect Controller is running is referred to as a controller.
TestArchitect user administration responsibilities include maintaining user accounts and assigning projects to each account. If warranted by security needs, sensitive passwords used for access to an AUT may also be encrypted.
Using Tool Profiles, you can configure TestArchitect to support integration with external third-party tools. In addition, its support for LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) allows your TestArchitect login credentials to be established through your system account, avoiding the need for a separate sign on. Finally, Tool Profiles includes several predefined harnesses, which are scripts or programs that interpret and execute the action lines of a test sequence.
TestArchitect is sold on a node-locked or floating license basis. After installation, any or all floating licenses can be converted to dedicated host-based licenses as needed to meet the needs of your organization, but the node-locked license is locked onto one machine and cannot be converted to another type.