Will anyone please provide how to write selenium testing code for login popup window for example like in paytm site. When click on login button, it opens a popup window. In that we have to write code to enter username and password and then login.

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    What effort you did? Did you try to write code? Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 8:52
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    Most online tutorials start with automating a login screen. Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 9:41

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Try the Selenium IDE

  • Record your steps
    • Open web-page
    • Click login button
    • Select window
    • Fill in fields
    • Submit
  • Export recording as code to Java or Python

Also read other questions like "How does one get started with web test automation using Selenium?" or Google for some training video's to get you started.

Update Latest version of Selenium IDE does not support exporting, check this: How to export test cases in the latest selenium IDE


Most of the popup are iframe. Hence you need to switch to the login iframe in order to enter the username and passwords as per your requirements.

Please try using following driver.SwitchTo().Frame(FrameName);

Where Framename can be 0 - 1 and so on..


You can do this by following

  1. click on the login button

  2. use the command -> d.switchTo().activeElement();

Here 'd' is the Webdriver instance

Also you may check if there is any frame in the pop up or not. Because you have to switch to the pop up and then iframe.

Hope it helped :)

  • Does this really help the person asking the question? Is this really what s/he was looking for? First you should be asking for clarification as to what exactly did they try out and where they are stuck? Commented Jul 10, 2015 at 17:16

Try this! Use paytm URL instead of linkedin

public void testlinkedin() throws Exception {
driver.get("https://www.linkedin.com/");  //Use your web URL
driver.findElement(By.linkText("Sign Up")).click();

Set <String>handles = driver.getWindowHandles();//To handle multiple windows
firstWinHandle = driver.getWindowHandle();
String winHandle=handles.iterator().next();
if (winHandle!=firstWinHandle){

driver.switchTo().window(secondWinHandle);   //Switch to popup window


Make sure to declare these string variables as,

public String firstWinHandle;  
public String secondWinHandle; 

Below code snippet works for me :-

    Set <String> handles =driver.getWindowHandles();
    Iterator<String> it = handles.iterator();

    String parent = it.next();
    String child = it.next();


    //perform actions on child window
    //perform actions on child window

    driver.close(); // only for child wondow


    //perform actions on parent window
    //perform actions on parent window

    driver.quit(); // After execution of main thread and for parent window

Agreed with above steps. You will also need to add script to handle the pop-up, drive switch. Add driver switch before steps for pop-up window. driver.switchTo().window(window name") This will help you: http://santoshsarmajv.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-switch-control-to-pop-up-window.html

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