How to use a proxy in Selenium Python?

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by maci , in category: SEO Tools , 3 months ago

How to use a proxy in Selenium Python?

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by dustin.green , 3 months ago

@maci 

To use a proxy in Selenium Python, you can follow these steps:

  1. Install the Selenium library:
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pip install selenium


  1. Import the necessary modules:
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from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.chrome.options import Options


  1. Create a proxy option:
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chrome_options = Options()
chrome_options.add_argument("--proxy-server=proxy_address:proxy_port")


Replace proxy_address with the IP address of the proxy server and proxy_port with the appropriate port number.

  1. Launch the browser with the proxy option:
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driver = webdriver.Chrome(options=chrome_options)


This example uses the Chrome browser, but you can also use other browsers by replacing webdriver.Chrome with the corresponding driver, such as webdriver.Firefox, webdriver.Edge, etc.

  1. Write your Selenium code as usual:
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driver.get("https://www.example.com")
# Perform further actions...


By following these steps, you can use a proxy in Selenium Python and browse the internet using the proxy server.