Preferences/Settings Dialog

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The Preferences or Settings dialog allows you to modify network settings.

To open the dialog:

  • On macOS: select Preferences in the TestCafe Studio menu.
  • On Windows: select Settings in the File menu.

Preferences Dialog

Network Settings

Options Description Default
Hostname The hostname on which the TestCafe Studio server is running. Auto Detect is enabled,  TestCafe Studio uses the operating system's hostname or the current machine's network IP address.
Record Ports The port numbers TestCafe Studio uses to record tests. The number range is [0-65535]. Auto Detect is enabled, TestCafe Studio automatically selects free ports.
Run Ports The port numbers TestCafe Studio uses to run tests. The number range is [0-65535]. Note that test run ports should differ from recording ports. This allows you to record and run tests at the same time. Auto Detect is enabled, TestCafe Studio automatically selects free ports.
Proxy URL The proxy server used in your local network to access the Internet, for example, or You can also specify authentication credentials with the proxy host:  
Bypass proxy for When you access the Internet through the proxy server specified using the Proxy option, you may still need to access some local or external resources directly. The Bypass proxy for option allows you to specify URLs of such resources (separated by a comma without a space). You can use the * wildcard to indicate variable URL parts. For example, localhost:8080 or * Wildcards at the beginning and end of the URL can be omitted: * and have the same effect.  

SSL Settings

SSL settings allow you to configure how TestCafe emulates the HTTPS server.

Options Description Default
Use SSL Enable to emulate an HTTPS server and use an SSL connection. Off
Custom Certificate Allows you to provide a certificate to verify the SSL connection. If disabled, TestCafe Studio uses a self-signed certificate. In this instance, all browsers in which you run tests must be configured to accept certificates from untrusted authorities. On
Certificate The certificate file that TestCafe should use (instead of self-signed certificates) to verify SSL connections.  
Private Key The private key of the Certificate holder.  


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