How to integrate WebDriver Manager Selenium with Java or Python?

WebDriverManager is a Java library that simplifies the management of WebDriver binaries (such as those for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) when working with Selenium WebDriver. Selenium WebDriver is a popular tool for automating web browsers, and it requires the appropriate web driver binaries to be available on your system to interact with web browsers.

WebDriverManager helps you automate downloading and configuring these web driver binaries, making it easier to set up and manage your Selenium WebDriver tests or scripts.

Here’s how WebDriverManager typically works:

  1. Dependency: You include WebDriverManager as a dependency in your Java project. You can do this using a build tool like Maven or Gradle.
  2. Code Integration: In your Java code, you can use WebDriverManager to automatically download and configure the appropriate web driver binary for the web browser you intend to automate. For example, WebDriverManager will download and manage the ChromeDriver binary if you’re using Chrome.
  3. Driver Initialization: WebDriverManager provides a simple API for initializing your WebDriver instance. Instead of specifying the path to the web driver binary, you can use WebDriverManager to set up the WebDriver for you.

WebDriverManager with Selenium WebDriver in Java for Chrome

Here’s an example of how you might use WebDriverManager with Selenium WebDriver in Java for Chrome:

import io.github.bonigarcia.wdm.WebDriverManager;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;

public class WebDriverExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Setup ChromeDriver using WebDriverManager

        // Create a WebDriver instance for Chrome
        WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();

        // Use the driver for automation

        // Perform your automation tasks

        // Close the WebDriver instance

In this example, WebDriverManager downloads and manages the ChromeDriver binary, so you don’t need to worry about manually managing the binary.

WebDriverManager with Selenium WebDriver in Python for Chrome

Here is an example of how to use Python webdriver_manager with Selenium WebDriver for Chrome:

from selenium import webdriver
from import ChromeDriverManager

# Set up ChromeDriver using WebDriverManager
driver = webdriver.Chrome(ChromeDriverManager().install())

# Navigate to a website

# Perform your automation tasks here

# Close the WebDriver instance

Make sure you have installed the Python package for webdriver_manager

pip install webdriver_manager

Using WebDriverManager can simplify the setup and maintenance of your Selenium WebDriver automation projects, especially when dealing with multiple browsers and versions. It helps ensure you have the correct web driver binaries for your tests and keep them current.


Error message:

session not created this version of chromedriver only supports chrome version 115

Please refer to: Fix for this version of ChromeDriver only supports Chrome version