I encountered an interesting problem last week.
I had to make an automated test scripts on a test site which was protected by Basic HTTP Authentication.
I’ll assume that everybody knows how Basic HTTP Authentication works and will just focus on the solution:

 WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();

Of course you should change the username, password and URL strings to your data .
To pass the basic http authentication in firefox, you have to set a browser preference during the driver creation.

 FirefoxProfile profile = new FirefoxProfile();
 profile.SetPreference("network.http.phishy-userpass-length", 255);
 driver = new FirefoxDriver(profile);

The added setting will disable the anti-phishing dialog box.
Posted By Tihomir Turzai

    2 Responses to “Basic HTTP authentication and Webdriver”

  1. tiennen07 says:

    Firefox and Chrome both work great using the above method, except for in more recent releases, where it is disabled.

    Internet Explorer requires a registry hack in order to do the above.

    You could use a proxy server (like BrowserMob) to do the basic authentication without having to do any of that.

    I just got done putting together a prototype project for C# Selenium WebDriver that should work for IE, Firefox, and Chrome out of the box.


    Maybe it will help.

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