Administering the Automated Test Framework Enable or disable the Automated Test Framework, modify retention policies, move tests between instances, control user access to the Automated Test Framework, and create custom test step configurations and step environments. For details about individual properties that control how the Automated Test Framework works, see Automated Test Framework Properties. Creating custom test step configurationsStep configuration records (or step configs) define how each step type behaves. You can create new step configurations that define custom steps that run on the server.Working with test step templatesTest step templates contain a list of steps to be added all at once to an automated test.Enable or disable executing Automated Test Framework testsAllow or prevent tests and test suites from executing on this instance.Modify data retention policy for ATF test resultsModify the Auto Flush data retention policy, which designates how long the system retains data, and referencing data, for test and test suite results. You can change the frequency of flushing for the sys_atf_test_result or sys_atf_test_suite_result base tables. This setting controls how far back in time test result data is available. Manage status and retention policies for automated test client runnersModify how often active client test runners report in to the system and how long the system retains records for inactive client test runners.Control user permissions for Automated Test FrameworkTwo user roles determine permissions for the Automated Test Framework: atf_test_admin and atf_test_designer.Move automated tests from one instance to anotherMove automated tests from one instance to another using the normal process for update sets.Administering REST test step configurationsSet request and response payload sizes, filter request and response headers, and create basic auth profiles. Optimizing automatic test performanceYou can troubleshoot automatic test performance by inspecting system transaction log records and potentially shorten execution time by adjusting how often automatic tests capture screenshots.Working with scheduled test suitesYou can schedule a test suite to run at a specified date and time.