Running Acceptance Tests

Running in Docker

There is selenium-server container with an installed Selenium hub and Firefox, prepared to run the acceptance tests.

You should run all commands mentioned below while logged into your php-fpm container via the command:

docker exec -it shopsys-framework-php-fpm bash


For selenium-server to be able to connect to your webserver container and access your application, all domains should have the URL set to http://webserver:8000.
This is done via ENV OVERWRITE_DOMAIN_URL defined in .env.acc or .env.acc.local.
Everything should be configured for you by default, but it is important to keep the domain URL overwriting in mind when dealing with acceptance tests.

If you are logged into your php-fpm container and have the OVERWRITE_DOMAIN_URL ENV properly set, you can run acceptance tests:

php phing tests-acceptance


In this step, you were using Phing target tests-acceptance.
More information about what Phing targets are and how they work can be found in Console Commands for Application Management (Phing Targets)

How to watch what is going on in the Selenium browser

Shopsys Platform uses seleniarm/standalone-firefox image for selenium-server service, which provides two ways of watching acceptance tests progress:


From your local machine, connect to the remote desktop on vnc://

  • on Linux, you can use, for example, the Remmina tool that is installed by default in Ubuntu
  • on Mac, you can run open vnc:// in your terminal
  • the default password for the connection is secret

Run acceptance tests as described in the paragraph above


On your local machine, open in browser to run noVNC. You will be prompted for a password, which is secret by default.

Run acceptance tests as described in the paragraph above

Native installation

To run acceptance tests, you need to install Google Chrome browser and download ChromeDriver.

You must choose compatible versions of Google Chrome and ChromeDriver. As the Chrome browser has auto-update enabled by default, this may require you to update ChromeDriver occasionally.

When installing Shopsys Platform natively, it is important to update parameters in .env.acc.local:

  • OVERWRITE_DOMAIN_URL= (disables domain URL overwriting in ACCEPTANCE environment)

Installing Google Chrome browser

Download and install Google Chrome browser from

Setting-up ChromeDriver (Selenium WebDriver)

ChromeDriver can be downloaded from:

Extract the executable in your system PATH directory. Alternatively, you can extract it anywhere and just point to the executable from your build/ file. Example:


Running the whole acceptance test suite

After finishing the steps above, running acceptance tests is easy.

In native installation, run the following commands (each in a separate terminal):

# run PHP web server
php phing server-run

# run Selenium server
php phing selenium-run

In both docker and native installation run

# run acceptance test suite
php phing tests-acceptance


pg_dump is executed internally to enable reverting the test DB to its previous state.
You may have to add the path of your PostgreSQL installation to the system PATH directory for it to work.


If you interrupt running acceptance tests, you may need to delete the root file named ACCEPTANCE that is temporarily created to switch the application to the ACCEPTANCE environment.

Running individual tests

Sometimes, you can debug an individual test without running the whole acceptance test suite (which can take several minutes).

Run single test

php phing tests-acceptance-single -D test=OrderCest:testOrderCanBeCompleted

Run all tests in one file

php phing tests-acceptance-single -D test=OrderCest

Do not forget to run both the PHP web server and Selenium server in native installation. See Running the whole acceptance test suite.