Create and test your Web UI flows
Follow these steps to create a simple Web UI flow.
Create a Web UI flow
Sign in with your work or school account if needed.
Select My flows > UI flows > New.
Select Web app > Next
Enter a name for your UI flow into the Flow name field.
Enter the URL for the Website you want to automate into the Base URL field, and then select Launch recorder.
The Selenium IDE launches.
Tip: You can record actions across multiple HTTP or HTTPS websites within the same tab.
In Selenium IDE, select the red REC button in the top right side of the screen to launch the recorder.
The URL you chose in the previous step opens.
Perform the actions that you want to record on the website.
At the bottom right, you can see the recording status.
When you are finished recording, select on the red Stop button in the top right corner of the Selenium IDE.
Select the Run current test button from the top left side of the screen to see the UI flow you just created run.
You can set the wait time between steps to slow the local playback for testing. This setting is for testing purposes only and has no impact when your UI flow is deployed.
Select the Save project button in the top right of the Selenium IDE. This closes, and then uploads the project.
Now that you've created a Web UI flow, use it in your other flows.
Limitations and known issues for Web UI flows
Passwords in Selenium IDE are stored in plain text.
UI flows no longer records or plays back Windows applications after installing a new version.
Confirm you are using the latest version
Temporary user profile for playback
Selenium IDE recordings are done with the current user's profile, but playback is done using a temporary user profile. This means that websites that need authentication may not ask for credentials during a recording session, but the authentication steps will be needed during playback.
To address this, the user needs to manually edit the script to insert the commands needed for the login process.
Recording desktop applications during a Web recording session. If you need to automate both Web and Desktop applications, you can create a separate UI flows for each type and then combine them in a flow.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is not supported, use a tenant that doesn't require MFA.
These Selenium IDE commands are not supported: Run, AnswerOnNextPrompt, ChooseCancelOnNextConfirmation, ChooseCancelOnNextPrompt, ChooseOkOnNextConfirmation, Debugger, ClickAt, DoubleClickAt, Echo, MouseOut, MouseUpAt, and MouseDownAt.
UI flows does not support Selenium IDE actions or steps that take more than 1 minute to run. Use Power Automate Desktop instead.
Right click is not supported.
Additional Web UI flow input is generated when you use Foreach commands. To work around this issue, input any value into the extra fields. It doesn't impact the playback.
If the .side file contains multiple test projects, only the first one that was created runs.
Note that the Selenium IDE orders the tests by name, not by creation date, so the first test created may not be the first one in the list.
Playback directly in the Selenium IDE might not behave as intended. However, playback at runtime through the UI flow infrastructure behaves correctly.