Open Browser in Incognito InPrivate in Selenium WebDriver

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How to Open Chrome Browser in Incognito mode using Selenium / WebDriver ?

We will use Chrome Drivers Capabilities & ChromeOptions to open Chrome browser in incognito mode. To be precise, we have to use argument –incognito for ChromeOption as shown in below example-

import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeOptions;
import org.openqa.selenium.remote.DesiredCapabilities;

/**
 * Created by Amol Chavan on 9/19/2016.
 */
public class PrivateBrowsing {

    public static void main(String args[]){
        createInstance();
    }

    public static WebDriver createInstance(){
        DesiredCapabilities capabilities = DesiredCapabilities.chrome();
        ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
        options.addArguments("--incognito");
        capabilities.setCapability(ChromeOptions.CAPABILITY, options);
        System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver","C:\\Grid\\chromedriver.exe");
        WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(capabilities);
        driver.get("http://www.google.com");
        return driver;
    }
}

How to Open Firefox Browser in Incognito / Private mode using Selenium / WebDriver ?

We will use Firefox Profile to open Firefox in private mode. To be precise, we will set browser.private.browsing.autostart in firefox profile preference.

import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxProfile;

/**
 * Created by Amol Chavan on 9/19/2016.
 */
public class PrivateBrowsing {

    public static void main(String args[]){
        createInstance();
    }

    public static WebDriver createInstance(){
        FirefoxProfile firefoxProfile = new FirefoxProfile();
        firefoxProfile.setPreference("browser.private.browsing.autostart",true);
        WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver(firefoxProfile);
        driver.get("http://www.google.com");
        return  driver;
    }
}

How to Open Internet Explorer (IE) Browser in InPrivate mode using Selenium / WebDriver ?

We will use IE Driver Capabilities to open IE in InPrivate mode. To be precise we will use FORCE_CREATE_PROCESS capability along with IE_SWITCHES to which parameter would be -private

import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.remote.DesiredCapabilities;

/**
 * Created by Amol Chavan on 9/19/2016.
 */
public class PrivateBrowsing {

    public static void main(String args[]){
        createInstance();
    }

    public static WebDriver createInstance(){
        DesiredCapabilities capabilities = DesiredCapabilities.internetExplorer();
        capabilities.setCapability(InternetExplorerDriver.FORCE_CREATE_PROCESS, true);
        capabilities.setCapability(InternetExplorerDriver.IE_SWITCHES, "-private");
        System.setProperty("webdriver.ie.driver","C:\\Grid\\IEDriverServer.exe");
        WebDriver driver = new InternetExplorerDriver(capabilities);
        driver.get("http://www.google.com");
        return driver;
    }
}

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