Get request passing Secret Key

Hi guys,

I just started trying this nice tool, but I am having trouble creating a GET call. When I use http.request, I get an authorized reponse and when I use http.get, I get and bad resquest. I am passing a secretReader key as headers, but I am not able to get the expected reponse.
Using http.request(‘GET’, fullurl, { headers: { ‘X-Authorization’: readerSecretTest } }); doesn not seems to be passing the “readerSecretTest” key in the headers. I get status : 401

Using http.get(fullurl, { headers: { ‘X-Authorization’: readerSecretTest } }); seems to be passing “readerSecretTest” key, but I get status: 400 bad request.

Using Postman, I am ble to get the expected result.

I hope you can guide me with this problem.

This is my script:

import http from 'k6/http';
import { check, sleep } from 'k6';

const fullurl = 'url'
const readerSecretTest = '731';
const fullurl = 'https://test'

export let options = {

  vus: 1,
  iterations: 1,
  duration: '5s',

  ext: {
    loadimpact: {
      name: 'Testing loadZone',
      distribution: {
        frankfurtDistribution: { loadZone: 'amazon:de:frankfurt', percent: 100 },


export default function () {

  let params = {
    headers: {
        'X-Authorization': readerSecretTest,

  let res = http.request('GET', fullurl, params);
  check(res, {
    'Status was 200': (r) => r.status == 200,

  console.log(`Headers: "${JSON.stringify(res.headers)}"`)
  console.log(`Status: "${res.status}"`);

Hi @Chello ,

The third argument of request is the body not the params. so you need to do http.request('GET', fullurl, null, params);

Thanks for your replay. It worked.


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