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Tests for Mozilla's website.
Python Shell Selenium Tests

This repository holds automated tests for

Running Tests


Before you will be able to run these tests you will need to have Python 2.7.9 installed.


Python versions before 2.7.9 do not support SNI which will cause tests to fail.

If you are running on Ubuntu/Debian you will need to first do

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools

to install the required Python libraries.


The instructions below will install the required Python libraries into your global Python installation. If you work on multiple Python projects that might end up needing different versions of the same libraries, you might want to follow sudo easy_install pip with sudo pip install virtualenv, and then create and activate a virtualenv (e.g. virtualenv mcom-tests-env; source mcom-tests-env/bin/activate) to create a clean "virtual environment" for just this project. Then you can pip install -r requirements.txt in your virtual environment without needing to use sudo.

If you don't mind installing globally, just run

sudo easy_install pip

followed by

sudo pip install -r requirements.txt


Running tests locally

To run tests locally, it's a simple case of calling the command below from this directory

py.test --driver=firefox

For more command line options, see

Running tests with Docker


You will need a working Docker installation. Docker provides complete installation documenation for various systems including Linux, OSX and Windows.

To run Sauce Labs backed tests with Docker:

  1. Run the following, replacing [user] and `[key] with the values provided by Sauce Labs:

    docker run -v pwd/results/:/app/results \ -e SAUCELABS_USERNAME=[user] \ -e SAUCELABS_API_KEY=[key] \ mozorg/mcom-tests

  2. Find the test results in the results directory.


The default test configuration is listed in the Dockerfile and can be overriden with environment variables. For example to test against the stage server, override BASE_URL environment variable:

docker run -e BASE_URL= mozorg/mcom-tests


Docker registry builds new docker images for every code commit in mozilla/mcom-tests. To fetch an up to date image run:

docker pull mozorg/mcom-tests

Writing Tests

If you want to get involved and add more tests then there's just a few things we'd like to ask you to do:

  1. Use the template files for all new tests and page objects
  2. Follow our simple style guide
  3. Fork this project with your own GitHub account
  4. Make sure all tests are passing, and submit a pull request with your changes


This software is licensed under the MPL 2.0:

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