Use Rotating Proxy with Selenium

Sample codes showing how to use our Rotating Proxy with Selenium Chrome/Firefox, supporting Java, Python, C#, Ruby, and Javascript (Node.js).

Here we will show how to use our Rotating Proxy with Selenium Chrome/Firefox. You can use both our Rotating Premium Proxy services  (stable premium proxies) and Rotating Open Proxy (unstable public proxies) for Selenium browsers.

Proxy Authentication

Selenium doesn’t support username:password authentication of a proxy natively. Some plugins may help you, such as this one (for node.js) or this one (for Python). Here we will use IP authentication without any plugin.

Open Fast Rotating Option
Open Fast Rotating Option
Selenium Proxy IP Authentication
Rotating Proxy IP Authentication

Selenium Chrome Proxy

Here are some codes showing how to use our rotating proxy with Selenium Chrome. In the code, we use 1.2.3.4 as the demo proxy IP. You should use the real one got from the client area.

We use the URL http://www.find-ip.net and http://api.ipify.org for the test. They show their visitor’s IP. You should see a new IP every time you use our rotating proxy to access it.

import org.openqa.selenium.Proxy;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeOptions;

public class proxyTest {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Proxy proxy = new Proxy();
    proxy.setHttpProxy("1.2.3.4:2000");
    ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
    options.setCapability("proxy", proxy);
    WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(options);
    driver.get("http://www.find-ip.net");
    driver.manage().window().maximize();
    driver.quit();
  }
}
from selenium import webdriver

PROXY = "1.2.3.4:2000" # IP:PORT or HOST:PORT

chrome_options = webdriver.ChromeOptions()
chrome_options.add_argument('--proxy-server=%s' % PROXY)

chrome = webdriver.Chrome(options=chrome_options)
chrome.get("http://api.ipify.org")
body_text = chrome.find_element_by_tag_name('body').text
print(body_text)
chrome.quit()
using OpenQA.Selenium;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Chrome;

public class ProxyTest{
  public static void Main() {
    ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
    Proxy proxy = new Proxy();
    proxy.Kind = ProxyKind.Manual;
    proxy.IsAutoDetect = false;
    proxy.HttpProxy = "1.2.3.4:2000";
    proxy.SslProxy = "1.2.3.4:2000";
    options.Proxy = proxy;
    options.AddArgument("ignore-certificate-errors");
    IWebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(options);
    driver.Navigate().GoToUrl("https://www.find-ip.net");
    driver.Quit();
  }
}
require 'rubygems'
require 'selenium-webdriver'

proxy = Selenium::WebDriver::Proxy.new(:http => "1.2.3.4:2000")

driver = Selenium::WebDriver.for :chrome, :proxy => proxy
driver.navigate.to "http://www.find-ip.net"
driver.quit
let webdriver = require('selenium-webdriver');
let chrome = require('selenium-webdriver/chrome');
let proxy = require('selenium-webdriver/proxy');
let opts = new chrome.Options();

(async function example() {
  opts.setProxy(proxy.manual({http: '1.2.3.4:2000'}));
  let driver = new webdriver.Builder()
    .forBrowser('chrome')
    .setChromeOptions(opts)
    .build();
  try {
    await driver.get("http://www.find-ip.net");
  }
  finally {
   await driver.quit();
  }
}());
import org.openqa.selenium.Proxy
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeOptions

class proxyTest {
    fun main() {
        val proxy = Proxy()
        proxy.setHttpProxy("1.2.3.4:2000")
        val options = ChromeOptions()
        options.setCapability("proxy", proxy)
        val driver: WebDriver = ChromeDriver(options)
        driver["http://www.find-ip.net/"]
        driver.manage().window().maximize()
        driver.quit()
    }
}

Selenium Firefox Proxy

Here are some codes showing how to use our rotating proxy with Selenium Firefox. In the code, we use 1.2.3.4 as the demo proxy IP. You should use the real one got from the client area.

import org.openqa.selenium.Proxy;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxOptions;

public class proxyTest {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Proxy proxy = new Proxy();
    proxy.setHttpProxy("1.2.3.4:2000");
    ChromeOptions options = new FirefoxOptions();
    options.setCapability("proxy", proxy);
    WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver(options);
    driver.get("http://www.find-ip.net");
    driver.manage().window().maximize();
    driver.quit();
  }
}
from selenium import webdriver

firefox_capabilities = webdriver.DesiredCapabilities.FIREFOX
firefox_capabilities['marionette'] = True

proxy = "1.2.3.4:2000"
firefox_capabilities['proxy'] = {
    "proxyType": "MANUAL",
    "httpProxy": proxy,
    "ftpProxy": proxy,
    "sslProxy": proxy
}

driver = webdriver.Firefox(capabilities=firefox_capabilities)
driver.get("http://api.ipify.org")
body_text = driver.find_element_by_tag_name('body').text
print(body_text)
driver.quit()
using OpenQA.Selenium;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Firefox;

public class ProxyTest{
  public static void Main() {
    FirefoxProfile profile = new FirefoxProfile();
    Proxy proxy = new Proxy();
    proxy.Kind = ProxyKind.Manual;
    proxy.IsAutoDetect = false;
    proxy.HttpProxy = "1.2.3.4:2000";
    proxy.SslProxy = "1.2.3.4:2000";
    options.Proxy = proxy;
    profile.SetProxyPreferences(proxy);
    FirefoxDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver(profile);
    driver.Navigate().GoToUrl("https://www.find-ip.net");
    driver.Quit();
  }
}
require 'rubygems'
require 'selenium-webdriver'

include Selenium

profile = WebDriver::Firefox::Profile.new
profile["network.proxy.type"] = 1
profile["network.proxy.http"] = "1.2.3.4"
profile["network.proxy.http_port"] = 2000

driver = WebDriver.for(:firefox, :profile => profile)
driver.navigate.to "http://www.find-ip.net"
driver.quit
var webdriver = require('selenium-webdriver'),
     proxy = require('selenium-webdriver/proxy');

var driver = new webdriver.Builder()
     .withCapabilities(webdriver.Capabilities.firefox())
     .setProxy(proxy.manual({http: '1.2.3.4:2000'}))
     .build();

driver.get('http://www.find-ip.net');
import org.openqa.selenium.Proxy
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.FirefoxDriver
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.FirefoxOptions

class proxyTest {
    fun main() {
        val proxy = Proxy()
        proxy.setHttpProxy("1.2.3.4:2000")
        val options = FirefoxOptions()
        options.setCapability("proxy", proxy)
        val driver: WebDriver = FirefoxDriver(options)
        driver["http://www.find-ip.net/"]
        driver.manage().window().maximize()
        driver.quit()
    }
}