Remote WebDriver

Remote WebDriver is provided by Selenium2. To use it, you need to install Selenium2 via pip:

$ [sudo] pip install selenium

Setting up the Remote WebDriver

To use the remote web driver, you need to have access to a Selenium remote webdriver server. Setting up one of these servers is beyond the scope of this document. However, some companies provide access to a Selenium Grid as a service.

Using the Remote WebDriver

To use the Remote WebDriver, you need to pass driver_name="remote" and url=<remote server url> when you create the Browser instance.

You can also pass additional arguments that correspond to Selenium DesiredCapabilities arguments.

Here is an example that uses Sauce Labs (a company that provides Selenium remote webdriver servers as a service) to request an Internet Explorer 9 browser instance running on Windows 7.

remote_server_url = ... # Specify the server URL

with Browser(driver_name="remote",
             platform="Windows 7",
             name="Test of IE 9 on WINDOWS") as browser:
    print("Link to job:{}".format(