Performance/Load/Stress Testing Tools for ShinyProxy deployments

Hi!

I wonder if someone can share recommendations with regards to tools recommended for measuring load times for shinyproxy deployments.

What about using any of these tools:

  • ab (from apache2-utils)
  • shinyloadtest + shinycannon
  • RSelenium + JMeter (I have seen some posts here mentioning JMeter so that is on my list)

If I use the authentication: simple directive and set up 50 users inline in my application.yml, would I need to authenticate with “simple auth”? Ie can I use http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/programs/ab.html with the -A switch to supply HTTP BASIC Authentication credentials to the server?

Grateful for suggestions and ideas or best practices with regards to measuring performance/load/stress testing metrics for a shinyproxy deployment (with simple authtication)!