The file is being generated when you start JMeter’s HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder, if you haven’t started it ever – you will not find the file anywhere.
If you started the proxy server you should be able to find the
- either under “bin” folder of your JMeter installation if you installed it manually from JMeter Downloads page
- or under
/usr/local/Cellar/jmeter/x.x/libexec/bin/folder if you installed JMeter using Homebrew (where
x.xstands for JMeter version)
In case of more “exotic” JMeter installation or execution scenarios you can search your whole system from the Terminal application with the following command:
sudo find / -name ApacheJMeterTemporaryRootCA.crt
Be aware of the alternative way of recording a JMeter test, in this case you won’t have to worry about proxies and SSL certificates, moreover it automatically detects any dynamic elements and performs correlation by adding the relevant Regular Expression Extractors. Check out How to Cut Your JMeter Scripting Time by 80% article for more details.