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Bring back the Firefox extension to start manual tunnels

Before Mozilla re-engineered Firefox, a handy, easy-to-use extension existed that made it possible to start a tunnel connection with a click of the extension icon rather than fiddling in the terminal. It would be wonderful to have this extension upgraded.

  • Kristina Hoeppner
  • Apr 6 2018
  • Future consideration
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  • Kristina Hoeppner commented
    April 28, 2018 00:35

    Hi Chandra,

     

    I could set up a tunnel using the binary for Linux. Thanks for having pointed to the video. It's an easy alternative if there is no browser plugin available.

    Cheers

    Kristina

  • Chandra Yalangi commented
    April 27, 2018 17:15

    Hi Kristina,

    I finally got a chance to look into the Firefox plugin. I noticed that it simply launches a Sauce connect session from Firefox. Have you checked out Sauce Connect binary for Linux? Does that fit your needs? 


    Thanks,

    Chandra

  • Chandra Yalangi commented
    April 27, 2018 17:12

    Hi Darrel,

    Sorry we don't plan to support a Chrome plugin to launch manual test sessions, our recommendation is to use the Live Testing UI from the browser to launch a manual test session.


    Thanks,

    Chandra

  • Chandra Yalangi commented
    April 19, 2018 23:17

    Hi Darrel,

    I couldn't get the Chrome plugin to work but it looks like it lets users launch a Manual test session. Are you looking for an easy way to launch a manual test session from Chrome? And probably you don't care as much about launching a tunnel from the browser, is that a valid assumption?


    Thanks,

    Chandra

  • Darrel Farris commented
    April 19, 2018 21:25

    Hi Chandra, I make liberal use of the Sauce Connect proxy, although I use the WebdriverIO sauce-connect plugin to automatically open a tunnel upon test execution.

    My assumption about the plugin, given the UI, is that it doesn't merely open a tunnel but rather mimics the functionality of Sauce's "Manual Tests" by allowing the user to select an os/browser combo and quickly get a remote view into that from within a Chrome tab a bit more efficiently than through saucelabs.com.

  • Chandra Yalangi commented
    April 19, 2018 20:56

    Hi Darrel,

    Thank you for the feedback. Did you get a chance to try the Sauce Connect application? It does the same thing as the Chrome or Firefox plugin. You can download the application from https://wiki.saucelabs.com/display/DOCS/Sauce+Connect+Proxy


    Sauce Connect binary is located in "bin" folder. Please run the binary from a Command Prompt or Terminal window as shown below.


    ./sc -u chandra -k YOUR_API_KEY


    Let me know if you need any help running the application.


    Thanks,

    Chandra 




  • Darrel Farris commented
    April 18, 2018 22:31

    Separate, but related, I tried the Chrome extension this morning and it also seems to no longer work.

  • Chandra Yalangi commented
    April 06, 2018 23:48

    Got it. Thank you. 


  • Kristina Hoeppner commented
    April 06, 2018 23:16

    Hi Chandra,

    If there is a different way that would be fine. It should work with Linux as well though. ;-) I'm an Ubuntu user.

    Thank you

    Kristina

  • Chandra Yalangi commented
    April 06, 2018 23:02

    Hi Kristina,


    Thank you for the feedback. Looks like we haven't maintained Sauce Connect plugin for Firefox for a long time. In general, if we had an easy way to launch Sauce Connect by clicking on an icon from Windows or Mac Desktop screen, will that solve the problem?


    Chandra