Inject Proxy Settings in Selenium/Chrome

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I have the following situation: I’m behind a corporate proxy and I need to run a test accessing an external website. To do this, I’ve picked up chrome/chromium as driver of choice. My current solution implies an authentication via plugin.

The plugin

The chrome plugin is essentially 2 files:

  • a manifest file
  • a JS containing a listener


The manifest file is:

The script

Following script performs the proxy authentication:

,where the PROXY_* variables are the components of the proxy URL.


The plugin is created by zipping the two files:


Once the zip file is created, we need to add it to the chrome:

The full script is in the Gist below:


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