Enabling Google Chrome for Web UI testing

Before you can record a Web UI test on a web application that is already running in the Chrome browser, you must install the Google Chrome extension for Web UI testing.

About this task

You can get the extension from HCL License & Delivery Portal and save it locally. Alternatively, the extension is available with your HCL OneTest™ UI installation.


  1. Download the Web UI Extension from the HCL License & Delivery Portal and save it in your computer.
  2. Alternatively, use the extension that is packaged with the product.

    To install the extension:

    1. In Chrome, open the Chrome browser extension page by clicking More Tools > Extensions.
    2. Select the Developer Mode check box.
    3. Click the Load unpacked extension button.
    4. Navigate to the WebUIExtension folder within the default shared directory of HCL OneTest UI or the location where you downloaded and saved the extension.. For example, on a Windows computer, the directory could be as follows:
      C:\Program Files\HCL\HCLOneTest\plugins\com.ibm.rational.test.rtw.webgui.browextension.chrome_version_id\ChromeExtension
    5. Select the WebUIExtension folder and click OK to install the extension.

What to do next

Record a test using an existing instance of the Chrome browser. See Recording a Web UI test by using a running browser instance for details.