Authenticated test links in invitation emails

The test invitation email has been improved to provide a better experience to the candidates. The email will contain a “Start Test” button (see image below) instead of candidate email and password. Clicking on this button will take the candidate to a test login page which will be authenticated for that specific candidate and they will not be required to enter their email and password. Candidate will have to enter other fields, like “Univ/College Name”, “Full Name” etc (as applicable to the test) before starting.

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Test invitation email
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Test login page


  1. This change doesn’t apply to cases when a candidate uses a short test URL or public test URL (one where password is not needed) e.g. These links will behave exactly as they do today.
  2. This change doesn’t apply to cases when the core email template is modified. By core email template, we’re referring to the part of the email which is non-editable from the invite candidate interface. It can only be modified by HackerRank support team as of today. The invitation emails sent for these cases will continue to include a password.
  3. This change doesn’t impact CodePair.

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