Selenium plugin

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Selenium is a set of tools that supports the development of test automation for web-based applications. Selenium server can record and execute steps and assertions over web pages in order to validate and test an application. This plugin wraps the Selenium server so you can execute an HTML suite run.

CloudBees CD/RO integration to selenium

This plugin calls the Selenium tool via command line and passes the user-provided parameters.

It includes the most important features provided by the Selenium tool. This plugin allows the input of a suite file with the definition of the test. Also extra configuration options and the definition of additional parameters is allowed, providing a very complete integration with the CloudBees CD/RO.

CloudBees CD/RO itself provides some advantages like parameters checking, easy functionality selection using only check boxes or radio buttons, historical log reports, procedure duration statistics, simple credentials attachment, real time analysis of the log been generated, among others.

Plugin Version

Revised on June 15, 2020

Integrated version

This plugin was developed and tested against Selenium Remote Control version 1.0.3.

Plugin procedures

For all parameter descriptions below, required parameters are shown in bold italics.

Run Selenium

This procedure allows the input of all necessary parameters along with some extra of them to make the test more configurable. When the parameters are defined the Selenium test command is created and run into the CloudBees CD, displaying at the end the result(s) of it. It displays two different result files, one is log file, which is the output generated by the console and the other one is a link to a html file generated by Selenium with contains a summary of the results of the test.

Parameters Browser, Start URL, Suite File and Result File make use of the command-line option -htmlSuite this been defined in one simple line, separating the parameters by spaces. This is the reason why they all have specified in the table below that make use of the htmlSuite command-line option

Parameter Description

Java installation path

Provide the path where java.exe is installed. Default value is java, which assumes it is loaded in the system path. (Required)

Selenium installation path

Provide the path where Selenium is installed. If no value is provided 'selenium-server.jar' is used.(Required)


Indicate the web browser to use.(This is the command-line '-htmlSuite ' option)(Required)

Start URL

Provide the URL to apply the tests to.(This is the command-line '-htmlSuite ' option)(Required)

Suite file

Provide the absolute path to the file that contains the suite tests.(This is the command-line '-htmlSuite ' option)(Required)

Result file

Name the file where results will be saved. Do not indicate a path for the resultfile. To see the results clic in Selenium Test Results link on the Links section of the Job Details.(This is the command-line '-htmlSuite ' option)(Required)

Log file

Provide a name for the log file. (This is the command-line '-log ' option)


Indicate the port to use, default is 4444. (This is the command-line '-port ' option)


Indicate the number of seconds before giving up on a process. (This is the command-line '-timeout' option)

Additional parameters

Provide any additional commands for Selenium, written as if they were typed in the console.

Working Directory

Indicate the desired working directory. Leave blank to use the default workspace.

Parameter form

Log file

HTML output report

Release notes

EC-Selenium 2.0.9

  • The documentation has been migrated to the main site.

EC-Selenium 2.0.8

  • Renaming to "CloudBees CD".

EC-Selenium 2.0.7

  • Renaming to "CloudBees"

EC-Selenium 2.0.5

  • Renamed ElectricCommander to ElectricFlow.

EC-Selenium 2.0.4

  • Procedure name(s) were changed in the step picker section

EC-Selenium 2.0.3

  • Fixed workspace issue.

EC-Selenium 2.0.2

  • Improves to the help page document.

EC-Selenium 2.0.1

  • New XML panel paramenters implementation.

  • New help page format.