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This is a set of R Bindings for Selenium 2.0 Remote WebDriver, which you can download from This binding will not work with the 1.0 version of Selenium.


To install RSelenium from CRAN, run:


To install the development version from GitHub, run:

# install.packages("remotes")

To get started using RSelenium you can look at the introduction vignette located in /doc/basics.html once RSelenium is installed or run

vignette("basics", package = "RSelenium")

or the basic vignette can be viewed here.

There is a second vignette dealing with running RSelenium on different browsers/OS locally and remotely which can be viewed at Driving OS/Browsers Local and Remote.

Summary of Vignettes

  1. Basics
  2. Driving OS/Browsers Local and Remote
  3. Testing Shiny Apps
  4. Headless Browsing
  5. Docker
  6. Internet Explorer

Use Sauce Labs and BrowserStack

Sauce Labs

user <- "rselenium0"
pass <- "*******************************"
port <- 80
ip <- paste0(user, ':', pass, "")
browser <- "firefox"
version <- "25"
platform <- "OS X 10.9"
extraCapabilities <- list(
  name = "Test RSelenium",
  username = user,
  accessKey = pass

remDr <- remoteDriver$new(
  remoteServerAddr = ip,
  port = port,
  browserName = browser,
  version = version,
  platform = platform,
  extraCapabilities = extraCapabilities


user <- "johnharrison" 
pass <- "*******************"
port <- 80
ip <- paste0(user, ':', pass, "")
extraCapabilities <- list(
  "browser" = "IE",
  "browser_version" = "7.0",
  "os" = "Windows",
  "os_version" = "XP",
  "browserstack.debug" = "true"

remDr <- remoteDriver$new(
  remoteServerAddr = ip,
  port = port,
  extraCapabilities = extraCapabilities


The RSelenium package is licensed under the AGPLv3. The help files are licensed under the creative commons attribution, non-commercial, share-alike license CC-NC-SA.

As a summary, the AGPLv3 license requires, attribution, include copyright and license in copies of the software, state changes if you modify the code, and disclose all source code. Details are in the COPYING file.