Browser playback not startingup chrome browser

BaahubaliBaahubali Posts: 14
edited September 2017 in SOAtest

I have a requirement

  • Navigate to webpage and generate a token. I tried using the browser playback option, but I getting the below error

  • I tried updating the drivers but no luck.


  • jakubiakjakubiak Posts: 664 admin

    What versions of SOAtest and Chrome are you using?

  • BaahubaliBaahubali Posts: 14

    I am using SOA 9.9 and chrome 60.0.3112.113

  • tonytony Posts: 23
    edited September 2017

    It sounds like the Selenium Chrome extension is blacklisted. Please speak with your administrator to whitelist the Chrome extension. The registry keys are at:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome(ExtensionInstallBlackList / ExtensionInstallWhiteList)

    The key to whitelist is "aapnijgdinlhnhlmodcfapnahmbfebeb".

    Alternately, you can try to substitute the chrome executable with a script that launches the chrome executable plus the argument --disable-extensions, but note that this will disable windowing functionality (such as Maximize) and may not work for certain versions of the Chrome driver:

    1. Create a file called chrome.bat with the following content (update the path to chrome.exe as necessary):
      echo off
      start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --disable-extensions %*
    2. Move chrome.bat to the same folder as chrome.exe (so, C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\ in the example above)
    3. In SOAtest under Parasoft > Preferences > Browser change the Chrome Executable path to chrome.bat (C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.bat in the example above)

    This is a known limitation of the Selenium Chrome driver. See for details.

  • BaahubaliBaahubali Posts: 14

    Thanks Tony
    I have done as directed, the browser is opening without a error message but the test is failing in the tool with below message

  • tonytony Posts: 23

    If you have not already, you must update chromedriver.exe in:

    1. Back up the existing chromedriver.exe in that folder
    2. Download the latest chromedriver.exe from
    3. Copy the new chromedriver.exe (extracted from the zip file) to the x86 folder from above
  • BaahubaliBaahubali Posts: 14
    edited September 2017

    Hi Tony
    updating the driver worked.
    The tool is able to navigate to the desginated page.
    I added a browserplayback tool and given Navigate action to go the page, now I have to click on a button and save the token generated in the further step. How can I accomplish this?

  • tonytony Posts: 23
    edited September 2017

    I think you want to record a scenario and set up an extraction. For details on how to accomplish this, please review the product documentation under Help: Help Contents. In particular:

    • For recording, see SOAtest User's Guide: SOAtest Tutorial: Web Functional Testing
    • For extracting a value from a page, see SOAtest User's Guide: Functional/Integration Testing: Web Functional Tests: Validating or Storing Values
    • For extracting a value directly from traffic (such as in a response header), see SOAtest User's Guide: Functional/Integration Testing: End-to-End Test Scenarios: Adding Test Outputs. Search for "HTTP traffic".
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