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TestRail 5.5 Released


We’re very pleased and excited to announce that TestRail 5.5 is now available and will be coming to a cloud instance near you very shortly if it hasn’t already done so! For this dot release we’ve continued our theme of making improvements to the administration area of TestRail, in particular so that large teams can benefit from easier user administration and increased security. While we were doing that, we made a few additional UI enhancements and some quite major scalability changes in the TestRail database which will vastly improve performance for teams with large numbers of test cases and test runs.

I’m also very excited to share that this release contains the addition of a new custom automation_type field, which will enable users of our sister company Ranorex’s Studio automation suite to synchronise tests between the two tools quickly and easily, in addition to reporting back automated test results from Ranorex Studio to TestRail in real time.

Here’s the full list of changes below, which you can also find more information about on our 5.5. Release blog post:

  • Ranorex Integration
  • GDPR DPA Splash Page
  • GDPR Forget User feature
  • Add User shortcut keys
  • Last Active User Session Column and Timestamps
  • Force Password Reset feature
  • User Session Timeout Feature
  • Send Report as PDF
  • Add and Next button in Test Case Editor
  • Elapsed Time now supports milliseconds
  • New add_case_field API endpoint
  • Database scalability improvements
  • Cloud infrastructure hardening, resilience and performance improvements

Getting the new version
A 30-day fully functional trial version of TestRail can be requested here (hosted on our servers or as download to install on your own server):

If you want to create a subscription for TestRail Cloud, you can do so from within TestRail via Administration > Subscription. Or, If you want to order TestRail Server licenses you can do so from our website here:

Registered customers can download the full version from our customer portal soon. We plan on releasing the server edition a week or so after the cloud updates have been carried out.

Updating to the new version
Most accounts of TestRail Cloud already use the new version. Any accounts which don’t already have it can expect the upgrade over the next week or so.

If you are using the download version of TestRail, you can update to the new version as usual by installing it over your existing TestRail installation (there’s no need to uninstall your existing installation). The database upgrade wizard is automatically started when you access TestRail with your web browser. Please see the update instructions for details:

Please take the time to make a backup of your current installation before upgrading to the new version.



Good job guys :grinning:


Should this release be already visible in Licenses & Downloads ?
We have had testrail- as lastest yet and inTestrail - TestRail version (up-to-date)


Nope - as mentioned above, "We plan on releasing the server edition a week or so after the cloud updates have been carried out.” - The cloud updates are still in progress (we have a lot of instances with big databases to upgrade, so they take a while).

Once that’s all been done, we release the Server version. Most likely sometime next week - but I’ll update this thread to confirm once we’ve done so.



When do you plan to release 5.5 in public? It is about of 2 weeks passed since last reply and version announce.


Hi Aleksandr - I’m assuming you’re referring to the Server release. We’re just finishing up testing the Server release upgrade process, which is a little more complex than usual due to the TestRail database changes mentioned in the release notes above.

Not much longer now… :slight_smile:


Ok - TestRail 5.5 Server edition is now available for download. See the related post here: TestRail 5.5 Server Edition Released



Hi, Can I install TestRail 5.5 server edition on php 5.4?


Hi Balij - TestRail 5.5 is PHP 5.4 compatible.

For the record though, we will only support PHP 5.6 and above in future releases.



Last Active functionality is great but its showing users who have used the tool before as ‘Never logged in’. I know some of these users have used the system although it may not have been for a month or so.

Is it actually telling me they’ve not logged in since the new functionality was implemented?


Dave - that’s correct, per docs here:



Thanks for the speedy response


We are currently using version What advantages would version 5.5 provide us if we were to upgrade?