How to Handle SSL Certificate in Selenium WebDriver

How to Handle SSL Certificate in Selenium WebDriver

In this article, we will learn how to handle an untrusted SSL certificate using selenium webdriver.

But Before that,

What is an Untrusted SSL Certificate?

A lot of time you might have observed whenever we tried to access any web page we face message SSL certificates like below in the case of Chrome.

In the case of IE
Similarly In the case of Firefox

There could be many possible reasons for this message like certificate is expired or certificate does not belong to this web page etc.

To handle this certificate issue in any web browser we need to make use of DesiredCapabilities class and then Set ACCEPT_SSL_CERTS variable equals to true.

Below is the code snapshot to handle this in case of Chrome.

Below is the code snapshot to handle this in case of Internet Explorer

Below is the code snapshot to handle this in case of Safari browser.

To handle this error in case of firefox we first, need to create a Firefox profile and then setAcceptUntrustedCertificates as true.

Below is the code snapshot to handle this in the case of Firefox.



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September 12, 2019 at 9:26 PM

Hi, can we acheive this in headless browser.

September 13, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Hi vaibhav, yes it will work.You need to add code for headless which is also Avilable in this website