Getting the following exception when trying to run the selenium tests on Mac- Safari using Selenium Grid. I could see the safari browser on Hub console, but when running the tests getting the exception.

System.InvalidOperationException: Failed to connect to SafariDriver after 10357 ms

Safari Extension version : 2.48 and 
Selenium Stand alone server : 2.53


DesiredCapabilities ds = new DesiredCapabilities();
ds.SetCapability(CapabilityType.BrowserName, "safari");
ds.SetCapability(CapabilityType.Platform, "MAC");

Could anyone help/guide me in resolving the issue

  • My first guess would be that the browser name is case sensitive, given that the error message is using "Safari" and not "safari". – Kate Paulk Apr 11 '16 at 12:21
public class Selenium_Grid
       WebDriver driver;
       String baseUrl, nodeUrl;

       public void setUp() throws MalformedURLException
           baseUrl = "www.fb.com/";
           nodeUrl = "";
           DesiredCapabilities capibility = DesiredCapabilities.safari();
           driver = new RemoteWebDriver(new URL(nodeUrl), capibility);


       public void tearDown()


Try with this-


  1. use proper parameters that you have used in your code.
  2. check whether node is successfully connected or not with your Hub.
  3. use different port no of Hub & node.
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  • @Swapna, Have you tried with this ? – Bharat Mane Apr 11 '16 at 13:41

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