Use case:

When URL loads, it request for Windows authentication (Enter Username and Password). How it goes is:

  1. loads the url

  2. on clicking Post button in the page. Windows Authentication pops up appears asking for username and password.

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Installed AutoIT and written script and generated a exe file.


  1. How to call this in protractor javascript? Something like runtime.getruntime.exe("path/.exe")

  2. Or is their any another way to achieve it.

  3. Highly appreciate, if you explain at code level as well as I am new to javascript.

  • Are you sure you have to do it with AutoIT? You can specify the username and a password inside the URL string, try it out: stackoverflow.com/a/24305626/771848.
    – alecxe
    Sep 13, 2017 at 11:05
  • Usecase : 1)loads the url 2)on clicking Post button in the page. Windows Authentication pops up appears asking for username and password.
    – Bustaq
    Sep 13, 2017 at 11:15
  • @alecxe ,tested again. it did worked after entering username and password in url. Next is, How to verify the json response ?
    – Bustaq
    Sep 13, 2017 at 12:33
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    @alecxe isn't this not recommended? I think Chrome starting version 59, has blocked passing URL with username and password. Sep 13, 2017 at 18:03
  • @demouser123 yeah, I think both Chrome and IE dropped support for that, I am a bit out of date on that. But, thanks, good to know.
    – alecxe
    Sep 13, 2017 at 18:07

3 Answers 3


A workaround (had similar issues with selenium) was to use Firefox, and create a browser profile that includes a password and let the browser populate the login screen.

Firefox (I have successfully implemented these steps)

Chrome (Suggestions, i have not tried configuring Chrome profiles before)

  • thanks dan, My Test cases runs against chrome browser. Is their any solution for the same.
    – Bustaq
    Sep 14, 2017 at 6:06
  • Chrome also has similar feature Settings > Manage Passwords. might just have to play with the feature to see if chrome will autologin or if you still need to click the ok button. (Here is someone-elses answer on another post: sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/12403/…
    – dank8
    Sep 14, 2017 at 6:43
  • Hi Keasav, How did you go getting it working? if its working please close the question by marking this question as answered.
    – dank8
    Sep 20, 2017 at 2:04
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    Hi Dan, Currently it worked in chrome entering usernamen and password in URL [ browser.driver.get("username:Pass@genqa/site/showGeoLocation/");]. i have latest chrome. And i am looking for ur steps. creating profile that includes password. Do u have any sample code how to achieve this (create a browser profile that includes username and password.)
    – Bustaq
    Sep 20, 2017 at 8:00
  • Hi Keasav, I have configured Firefox (see links). But have not configured Selenium to use a specific Chrome profile before. hence i have added some links that will get you started.
    – dank8
    Sep 21, 2017 at 0:43

Based on these two questions- How to handle authentication in Chrome 59 and duplicate question, I think hitting a previous page with the authentication credentials,before the actual authentication page, makes Chrome remember the credentials and then you can use it afterwards.

I haven't implemented this and so I'm not hundred percent sure of this, but you can give it a try.

Also, when you say that you have latest Chrome and you're able to pass username:Pass@genqa/site/showGeoLocation‌​/");], I would think that you should report this to Google, if you're Chrome is above 59, since as per this post, support for this has been dropped entirely.

  • Thanks demouser123. sounds interesting reading, particular the second with different credentials. login on chrome now on my bucket list.
    – dank8
    Sep 21, 2017 at 8:15
  • hi @demouser123, i reported to google. they justified saying the below. "The changes we made somewhat recently blocked embedded credentials in subresource requests only, not in top-level navigations." So passing username and password in url is valid.
    – Bustaq
    Sep 22, 2017 at 9:14

what's the problem with the code ?

                  handlePromise = browser.driver.getAllWindowHandles();
                  var promise1 = new Promise(function(resolve,handles) {
                        try {

                        var count=handles.length;
                        console.log("Count F: " +count) ;
                      // var newWindow = handles[count-1];
                        var newWindow = handles[count];
                        console.log("Count S: " +count) ;

                        } catch (error) {



                    promise1.then(function(value) {
                      try {

                        console.log("promise value from p1" + value);
                        console.log("operation Function");
                      //  browser.actions().click();
                        browser.actions().sendKeys('[email protected]').perform();

                      } catch (error) {



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