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Selenium with Python

Your guide to running tests using Python on BrowserStack’s Selenium Grid of 3000+ real devices and desktop browsers.

Run tests on 3000+ real devices and desktop browsers

Sample test scripts are available in the python-browserstack repository.

The sample test script in this section is compatible with W3C-based client bindings. Check out our JSON wire protocol-based scripts in the selenium-3 branch of the repository.

Run a sample build

Here’s how you can run a sample Python test build in three steps on BrowserStack:

Prerequisites

You need to have BrowserStack Username and Access key, which you can find in your account settings. If you have not created an account yet, you can sign up for a Free Trial

Ensure that Python is installed on your machine.

Set up the dependencies

Before you can start running your Selenium tests with Python, you need to have the Python language bindings installed.

Run the following command on your terminal/command-line to install the required dependencies.

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Configure test script

Configure the browser or device combinations

Select desktop browsers or real devices from a list of 3000+ available combinations. You can see the selected device combination in the below code snippet as capabilities:

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

Copy the code

Copy the following code snippet and save it in your machine. In the next step, we will run this script which will execute your first build on BrowserStack.

The following sample test case opens the bstackdemo.com website, adds a product to the cart, and verifies whether the product is added to the cart.

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Execute build on BrowserStack

You are now ready to run your build on BrowserStack. From the root directory of this project, run the following command.

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Facing issues? View commonly occurring errors

Check the regular culprits

Check if the file is saved correctly and you’ve installed the required packages & libraries installed to run the test. In most cases, searching on Google is helpful.

Authentication errors

If you are facing any authentication errors, you might have not passed or passed incorrect credentials. You can find your Username and Access Key on the Account Settings page. Try running the test again and it should solve your issue!

Behind a proxy?

You might face some connection issues if you are behind a proxy as your network may be blocking traffic to browserstack.com. Just whitelist traffic to *.browserstack.com and you’re all set. If you have a complex network setup, just reach out to our Support team and they’ll work with you to get this working.

Next steps

After you have successfully run your first test on BrowserStack, try integrating your test suite with BrowserStack

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