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How to Download & Install Selenium WebDriver in Eclipse (Step-By-Step)



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Download Selenium WebDriver for Java

1. Open the browser and navigate to

Below displayed page will open. Click on “Downloads”


2. In the Downloads page, scroll down and navigate to Selenium Client & WebDriver Language Bindings and then click on “Download Alpha” in front of the Java section.


3. On click of Download Alpha, zip file will be downloaded. Unzip the file and save it.


Downloading Chrome Driver

We would be executing our Selenium scripts as well as automating the web application in Chrome browser. Hence, to launch the Chrome browser, we need to have ChromeDriver downloaded in the system.

To download ChromeDriver, follow the below steps:

4. Check the version of your Chrome browser.

4.1 Open Chrome browser

4.2 Click on three vertical dots on top most right hand side in the browser.

4.3 Click on Help >> About Google Chrome.


4.4 In the next screen, Chrome version is displayed in About Chrome section.


5. Open below link to download ChromeDriver:

6. Based on the Chrome browser version, click on the ChromeDriver download link:


7. On click of the download link, a window will open specifying the ChromeDriver for various platforms. Download the one according to your system’s configuration.


8. On click of the link, ChromeDriver zip file will get downloaded. Unzip the file and place it in some folder.


Configure Eclipse IDE with WebDriver

9. Launch the “Eclipse” and create a new project.

Click on File >> New >> Project


10. In a New Project wizard, click on “Java Project” under Java and then click on Next> button.


11. In a New Java Project template, specify the Project name as “DLA_Selenium” and click on Finish button.


12. New project has been created in the package explorer.

13. Right click on Project and click on New >> Package


14. In the New Java Package template, specify the Name as “com.dla” and click on Finish button.


15. Right click on the newly created package and click on New >> Class


16. In New Java Class template, specify the class name as “DlaSelenium” and click on Finish button.


17. Now configure selenium WebDriver into Java Build Path. Right click on class and click on

Build Path >> Configure Build Path…


18. A new template is opened. Click on Java Build Path from left hand side and then click on “Libraries” tab. After that click on “Add External JARs…”


19. Once you click on Add External JARs.., a pop-up window will open. Navigate to the extracted folder of Selenium WebDriver downloaded at the start of the setup guide. Open “libs” folder and select all the available JARs file and then click on Open.


20. Select all the files outside the libs folder as well and click on Open.


21. Now click on “Apply and Close” button.


22. Selenium setup is completed in Eclipse. Now you can run your first Selenium program.

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