Prototype hosting is a new feature, specifically for customers that would like to securely upload an HTML prototype to be hosted by UserTesting. This adds a layer of security by hosting the file on a domain that’s not accessible by anyone other than the approved study participants and the customer account that uploaded the file.
- Participants can only access prototypes after they’ve been approved for the study
- Study participants can’t access the prototype after their session has ended or copy or share the URL
- Customers may access their own uploaded prototypes, however, will not be able to share the URL with anyone outside fellow team members on the account, ensuring privacy and security
How it works
Step 1: Upload your HTML file
After logging into your account and creating a new prototype study, select Upload HTML .zip file.
Next, drag and drop or upload your zip file. Note: there is a file size limit of 200mb.
Step 2: Customize your link
Once you’ve uploaded your zip file, you can direct participants to a specific page of your prototype by navigating through the custom-generated, secure link. Once you’re at the page of your prototype that you’d like participants to to begin their session, simply copy that URL and paste as the Starting URL for uploaded HTML.
Step 3: Complete and launch your study
Once your secure prototype link has been generated, proceed with completing and launching your study as usual.
Exporting Invision prototypes
You can export your Invision prototype by selecting “Download prototype” in the dropdown menu for your prototype.
When prompted, select to generate a zip file. Once you have the file, you can upload it and use it in your study.
Exporting Axure prototypes
Axure provides the ability to export HTML which can then be used with prototype hosting. From the publish menu, select “Generate HTML files…”
Once generated, create a zip file from your exported HTML. To create a zip file, right-click on the folder with your generated HTML and select “Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder” (Windows) or “Compress…” (Mac). You can then upload the zip file to use with your study.
Exporting Framer prototypes
Framer prototypes just need to be zipped in order to be uploaded for prototype hosting. To create a zip file, right-click on the Framer fileand select “Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder” (Windows) or “Compress…” (Mac).
The hosted assets are encrypted at rest and only accessed through SSL. These are kept securely in our AWS infrastructure and only accessible through secure links that are inactive unless the test is in progress and used by the assigned, active tester.
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Let us know what you think!
We’d love to know what you think of this feature, so give it try and share your feedback with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.