Configuring Selenium tests to run on Sauce Labs is simple. The basic change is to switch from using a local Selenium driver to using a remote driver pointed at
ondemand.saucelabs.com, specifying your Sauce Labs account credentials and desired browser configuration.
Set Sauce URL and Access Credentials
If you wanted to run a Selenium test on Selenium locally, you would initiate a driver for the browser you want to test against like this.
To run a test on a remote service like Sauce Labs, all you need to change is your
driver definition, and make sure that the
sauce_endpoint variable includes your Sauce
To find your Sauce Labs access key:
- Sign in to https://saucelabs.com with the username you set up when you created your account.
You will use this same username in your test script.
- To find your access key:
- Click your name in the Account Profile menu in the upper-right corner.
- Click User Settings.
- Scroll down to Access Key and click Show.
- Enter the password you use to sign in to Sauce Labs to view the access key.
- Click the Copy icon.
Set Desired Capabilities
Once you have your tests set up to run in the Sauce cloud, you need to define the platform, browser, and version you want the test to run against, which is where
DesiredCapabilities come into play.
You can manually enter the values you want for the desired capabilities, or you can use our handy Platform Configurator to generate the
caps values for any combination of platform, browser, and browser version.