Selenium IDE

Selenium IDE

Selenium Record and Playback tool for ease of getting acquainted with Selenium WebDriver.

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What is Selenium IDE?

Selenium IDE is a popular Chrome extension by This extension has 751,055 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.42, and is most similar to Selenium Object Finder and Katalon Recorder (Selenium tests generator). The latest version, 3.17.2, was updated a year ago.

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Version: 3.17.2 (Last updated: 2021-12-07)
Creation date: 2020-03-17
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
  • downloads
  • webNavigation
  • storage
  • debugger
  • <all_urls>
Size: 4.15M
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Selenium IDE
Selenium IDE (v3.17.4)
360 45,043
Not available on Edge
The new Selenium IDE is designed to record your interactions with websites to help you generate and maintain site automation, tests, and remove the need to manually step through repetitive takes. Features include:

* Recording and playing back tests on Firefox and Chrome.
* Organizing tests into suites for easy management.
* Saving and loading scripts, for later playback.
* Support for Selenium 3.
User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Easy to use for non-technical people
  • Helpful for automation tasks
  • Can skip authentication steps by using cookies
  • Good for simple tests
  • Can cause delays and errors on some websites
  • Malware concerns
  • UI can be poorly designed
  • Slow performance
Most mentioned
  • Easy to use
  • Automation
  • Malware
  • UI design
  • Performance
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Risk impact

Selenium IDE requires a lot of risky permissions and is not safe to use. Avoid installing this extension unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

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Risk likelihood

Selenium IDE has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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