Tools: Lighthouse

This topic explains how to integrate TestRail with Lighthouse. There are currently two ways to integrate TestRail with Lighthouse, namely:

You don't have to use all listed integration options and you can mix and match the integration with other tools. Configuring the integration usually only takes a few minutes and this guide explains how to configure the integration and how it works.

Defect URLs

The defect URLs are used to let TestRail know how to access your Lighthouse instance. Once the URLs have been configured, a new Add link appears next to the Defects field in the Add Test Result dialog. This link allows you to jump to Lighthouse's New Ticket form to report a new bug. Additionally, entered ticket IDs are linked to your Lighthouse instance to make it easier to track the status of your tickets.

To configure Lighthouse's URLs in TestRail, select Administration > Integration. You can alternatively enter separate bug tracker URLs for each project under Administration > Projects. Use the following example URLs to configure the addresses:

Lighthouse Hosted
Defect View Url: http://name.lighthouseapp.com/projects/<projectid>/tickets/%id%
Defect Add Url:  http://name.lighthouseapp.com/projects/<projectid>/tickets/new

Please make sure to replace <name> and <project ID> with the actual name of the site and Project ID in Lighthouse you want to integrate with.

If you have the defect plugin configured, you'll also be able to hover over the defect ID to view the issue details directly from within TestRail.

Defect plugins

Defect plugins can be used to implement a deeper bug tracker integration and TestRail comes with a ready-to-use Lighthouse defect plugin. To configure the defect plugin, select Administration > Integration and select Lighthouse in the Defect Plugin dropdown list. The next step is to configure all the necessary connection settings in the Configuration field. Project specific plugins and configuration settings can optionally be specified under Administration > Projects.

When the defect plugin has been configured, a new Push link is shown next to the Defects field in the Add Test Result dialog. Clicking the link will open a popup dialog that enables you to push a bug report to Lighthouse without leaving TestRail. Once the test result is added, hovering the mouse cursor over an issue ID will open a window with useful information and status details about the issue in Lighthouse.

Customizations

The Lighhouse defect plugin was built to work with a standard Lighhouse configuration. TestRail allows you to customize the integration and please see the following articles for details on how to do this:

Reference URLs

The reference URLs are used to link test cases to tickets stored in Lighthouse via the References field. Once the URLs have been configured, ticket IDs entered in the References field are linked to your Lighthouse instance to make it easier to jump to related issues, feature specifications or requirements.

To configure Lighthouse's URLs for the References field, select Administration > Integration. You can alternatively enter separate reference URLs for each project under Administration > Projects. Use the following example URLs to integrate TestRail with Lighthouse:

Lighthouse Hosted
Reference View Url: http://name.lighthouseapp.com/projects/<projectid>/tickets/%id%
Reference Add Url:  http://name.lighthouseapp.com/projects/<projectid>/tickets/new

Please make sure to replace <name> and <project ID> with the actual name of the site and Project ID in Lighthouse you want to integrate with.

If you have the defect plugin configured, you'll also be able to hover over the defect ID to view the issue details directly from within TestRail.