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Alan Schio
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Selenium Webdriver - how to bypass server's basic authentication popup

Are you entering on E2E/Automated test world with selenium-webdriver and had faced this issue:

You need to access a page which has basic authentication popup, a secure server.

Basic auth popup

Well research and found how to do this was a little harsh, so this is a quick guide for you to don't suffer like i did.

The secret is the createCDPConnection. With selenium-webdriver we need to get to the browser api and perform a register

const { Builder, By } = require('selenium-webdriver');
const Chrome = require('selenium-webdriver/chrome');
const assert = require("assert");
const url = ``

describe('Server with basic auth', function () {

  before(async function () {
    driver = await new Builder().forBrowser('chrome').build();

  beforeEach(async () => {
// this is what does the trick
    const connection = await driver.createCDPConnection('page');
    await driver.register("username", "password", connection);
// now you can go the url safety
    await driver.get(url);

  it('Bypass the popup', async function () {
    const message = await driver.findElement(By.className("heading")).getText();
    assert.equal('Welcome!', message);
  after(function () {
   await driver.quit()

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