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Integrate Your Test Suite

Integrate BrowserStack Automate into your test suite using the BrowserStack Intern.

The BrowserStack Intern ensures a plug-and-play integration. It manages your BrowserStack local connections and configures other connections under the hood without any code changes.

Prerequisites

  • BrowserStack Username and Access key. You can find this in your account profile. If you do not have an account yet, you can sign up for a Free Trial.
  • Node.js v12 or higher installed on your machine.
  • Intern v4 and above.

Integration Steps

Set BrowserStack credentials

Saving your BrowserStack credentials as environment variables makes it easier to run your test suite from your local or CI environment.

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Update your intern.json file

Update your intern.json configuration file with the given parameters to run tests on BrowserStack.
At the end of this step, you will have a sample configuration file with BrowserStack capabilities to use in your project.

Set platforms to test on

Set the browsers/devices you want to test inside the environments object.

Parallel thread #1
Parallel thread #2
Parallel thread #3

The latest-beta version of browsers is currently not supported by Intern.

BrowserStack Reporting

You can leverage BrowserStack’s extensive reporting features using the capabilities:

Build Name

Set the build name as the name of the job/test suite being run

Project Name

Set a project name for your project.

Use additional debugging features

By default, BrowserStack provides prettified session logs, screenshots of every failed command, and a video of the entire test. Additionally, you can enable the following features:

Visual logs

Enables screenshots for every command ran

True
False
Network logs

Enables network capture for the session in HAR format. Reduces session performance slightly

True
False

Update configuration file with selected capabilities

Copy the given code snippet and add it to the configuration file of your test suite.

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Run your test suite

Your test suite is now ready to run on BrowserStack. Use the commands defined in your package.json file to run the tests.

After you run your test, visit the Automate dashboard to view your test results.

Next steps

After you have successfully run your first test on BrowserStack, you might want to do one of the following:

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