The concept of integrating any of the IBM Rational applications is served using "Adapters".
In almost all cases the adapter component will be shipped with the respective product installations and you will see the specific plugins relative to this being present in the product installation directory.
The adapter can be run in three modes:
- In GUI mode, from within the test workbench itself
- From the command line
- As a Windows service
Rational Test Workbench (RTW) integrates with Rational Quality Manager (RQM) to optimize the planning, authoring and execution of these functional test suites. With Rational Quality Manager, your business-side subject expert can quickly capture these important client-side scenarios and collaborate with developers and test automation engineers to help prioritize and identify process flows for automation.
Rational Quality Manager combines risk-based assessment and review workflows with work items that can be viewed by the tester directly in the Rational Test Workbench. Test execution status and test results are returned to Rational Quality Manager so stakeholders can have a common view of status and progress.
However if you are trying to connect the RQM adapter in-specific to RTW Eclipse Client (RTWec) / Rational Performance Tester (RPT) / Rational Functional Tester (RFT) v184.108.40.206 release, then you may notice that the adapter connection fails, displaying the certificate related problem. This behavior is not seen with any of the previous releases of RTWec / RPT / RFT.
The problem with RTWec / RPT / RFT v220.127.116.11 release was that the RQM Adapter does not accept self-signed certificates from the RQM server unless it is explicitly trusted by the user. However there is a work-around to this problem which is documented in: Error connecting Rational Quality Manager Adapter with Rational Test Workbench and Rational Performance Tester.