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Learning Serenity/JS

To learn more about Serenity/JS, check out the video below, read the tutorial, review the examples, and create your own test suite with Serenity/JS template projects.

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Full-Stack Acceptance Testing with Serenity/JS and the Screenplay Pattern

Serenity BDD

@serenity-js/serenity-bdd module integrates Serenity/JS and the Serenity BDD reporting CLI.

This integration enables your Serenity/JS tests to produce interim JSON reports, which the Serenity BDD reporting CLI can then turn into world-class, illustrated test reports and living documentation. Learn more about Serenity/JS reporting.


To install this module, run the following command in your computer terminal:

npm install --save-dev @serenity-js/{core,serenity-bdd}


To allow Serenity/JS to produce Serenity BDD-standard JSON reports, assign the SerenityBDDReporter to the Stage and configure the ArtifactArchiver to store the reports at the location where Serenity BDD expects to find them.

This can be done in your protractor.conf.js file if you're using Protractor, or programmatically.

Programmatic configuration

import { ArtifactArchiver, serenity } from '@serenity-js/core';
import { SerenityBDDReporter } from '@serenity-js/serenity-bdd';

    crew: [
        new SerenityBDDReporter()


// protractor.conf.js

    { ArtifactArchiver }    = require('@serenity-js/core'),
    { SerenityBDDReporter } = require('@serenity-js/serenity-bdd'),

exports.config = {

    framework:      'custom',
    frameworkPath:  require.resolve('@serenity-js/protractor/adapter'),

    serenity: {
        crew: [
            new SerenityBDDReporter(),

    // ...

Serenity BDD Living Documentation

To turn the Serenity BDD-standard JSON reports produced by the SerenityBDDReporter into Serenity BDD test reports, you need the Serenity BDD reporting CLI.

The Serenity BDD reporting CLI is a Java program, distributed as an executable .jar file and available on Bintray.

This module ships with a serenity-bdd CLI wrapper that makes downloading and running the Serenity BDD reporting CLI easy.

To learn more about the usage of the serenity-bdd wrapper, run:

npx serenity-bdd --help

Configuring Serenity BDD reporting CLI

To configure the Serenity BDD reporting CLI, place a file called in your project root directory.

For example:

# awesome project

Please note that the reporting CLI considers only those properties that are related to producing test reports. Learn more about configuring

Downloading the Serenity BDD reporting CLI

To download the Serenity BDD reporting CLI or to update it, use the update command:

npx serenity-bdd update

You can also tell it to download the Serenity BDD reporting CLI jar from your company's artifact repository if you can't use the official Bintray one:

npx serenity-bdd update --repository

To learn more about the update command, run:

npx serenity-bdd --help update

Please note that the update command will try to download the .jar only if you don't have it cached already, or when the one you have is not up to date. Otherwise, no outbound network calls are made.

Downloading through a proxy

The update command will pick up your proxy configuration automatically from your NPM config, .npmrc file, or environment variables.

Please note that you only need to use one of those configuration mechanisms.

Use NPM config (Linux, macOS, Windows)

To use NPM-level configuration, run the following commands in your terminal:

npm config set proxy http://[user:pwd]@domain.tld:port
npm config set https-proxy http://[user:pwd]@domain.tld:port

If your proxy requires a certificate file, you can provide a path to it as follows:

npm config set cafile /path/to/root-ca.pem

The above can also be accomplished by placing an .npmrc file with following contents in your home directory or your project root:

# ~/.npmrc
proxy = http://[user:pwd]@domain.tld:port
https-proxy = http://[user:pwd]@domain.tld:port

cafile = /path/to/root-ca.pem          # optional
noproxy = localhost,      # optional
Environment variables on Linux or macOS

To set your proxy on Linux or macOS, run the following commands in your terminal:

export HTTP_PROXY=http://[user:pwd]@domain.tld:port
export HTTPS_PROXY=http://[user:pwd]@domain.tld:port

If needed, you can also set a NO_PROXY variable to a comma-separated list of domains that don't require a proxy, for example:

export NO_PROXY=localhost,

Please note that you can add the above commands to your shell's ~/.profile, so that they're executed whenever you open a new terminal.

Environment variables on Windows

To configure a proxy on Windows, run the following commands in Command Prompt:

set HTTP_PROXY=http://[user:pwd]@domain.tld:port
set HTTPS_PROXY=http://[user:pwd]@domain.tld:port

If you're using Powershell, run the following commands instead:

$env:HTTP_PROXY = http://[user:pwd]@domain.tld:port
$env:HTTPS_PROXY = http://[user:pwd]@domain.tld:port
Use a specific User-Agent

If your artifact registry requires you to use a specific user agent, you can configure it using NPM config:

npm config set user-agent "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0"
Ignore SSL checks

You can instruct the update command to ignore any SSL certificate errors by providing an --ignoreSSL flag when running the command:

npx serenity-bdd update --ignoreSSL

You can also disable certificate checks at the NPM config level by running:

npm config set strict-ssl false

Alternative, you can accomplish the same with an .npmrc file:

# ~/.npmrc
npm_config_strict-ssl = false

Producing the Serenity BDD test report

To produce the Serenity BDD test report and living documentation using default settings, run:

npx serenity-bdd run

To learn more about the run command and how to change the default settings, run:

npx serenity-bdd --help run

Using NPM scripts

The easiest way to ensure that the Serenity BDD reporting CLI is up to date and that the Serenity BDD test report is produced after each test run is to add the following entries to the scripts section of the package.json file:

  "scripts": {
    "test:update-serenity": "serenity-bdd update",
    "test:acceptance": "/* invoke the test runner */",
    "test:report": "serenity-bdd run",
    "test": "failsafe test:acceptance test:update-serenity test:report",
    // ... other scripts
  // ... other config

In the above example, the npm-failsafe module is used to invoke each of the test:update-serenity, test:acceptance and test:report scripts when npm test is executed. This is to ensure that the Serenity BDD report is produced even when there is a test failure.