my thoughts on test automation

Switching from Safari 6 to 7 and phishing site warnings

WebDriver users: always be careful when upgrading browser version which you use in your automated tests. When I was researching upgrade from Safari 6 to 7, I came across something that I didn’t even think of: HTTP basic authentication credentials included in application URL caused Safari 7 to display a phishing warning, which wasn’t displayed by Safari 6.


This caused all the tests to fail, and there was no simple workaround, as SafariDriver doesn’t support handling browser pop ups. If you have same problem, double-check if you really need to store HTTP authentication credentials in your application URL – perhaps they can be safely removed.


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