Working With Local HTML Files

Applies to CrossBrowserTesting SaaS, last modified on January 10, 2023

This page relates to the legacy version of the tunnel that has been introduced to CrossBrowserTesting. If you use the new tunnel version, see Local Testing — Secure Tunnels.

An encrypted tunnel is created between your machine and CrossBrowserTesting. A small web server is also temporarily run by this tunnel. Requests for the domain http://local/ will be directed to this temporary web server which is running on your machine. You will specify the root directory that this web server is pointed to.

When running a Live Test, Screenshot Test, or Selenium Test

  • Entering http://local/ will access the directory index of the folder specified during setup.

  • Entering http://local/yourfile.html will access the yourfile.html page in the directory.

Only requests for http://local/ will be sent to this temporary web server. Any other requests for domains will be sent directly to the web site.

Requirements and limitations

  • Outbound ssh requests to port 443, SSL on must be allowed via your firewall.

Note: The Java tunnel options are deprecated and will not be supported in the near future.

See Also

About Local Testing
Testing on a Local Machine
How the Internal Web Site Local Connection Option Works

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