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Hey. Our service quite heavily relies on sign up via social networks (discord, google, etc.), and we want to do E2E tests for it. What is the best practice for this case? Opening a social web site and entering login/password does not seem a good option, because they are blocking browser. I have an idea of saving cookies of logged in user. Maybe there are other approaches?

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Testing Social Network Sign-Up with Playwright

Let's dive into how you can test the sign-up process via social networks using Playwright.

Setting Up the Test Environment

First, you need to set up a test environment that mirrors your production environment. This includes the same operating system, browser versions, and any necessary dependencies. This way, your tests will accurately reflect real-world scenarios.

Automating User Interactions

Next, automate user interactions with the social network provider's authentication flow. This usually involves clicking on a "Sign in with [Social Network]" button and granting permission for your app to access user data.

Here's a simple example of how you might automate this with Playwright:

import { test } from '@playwright/test';

test('Social Network Sign-Up', async ({ page }) => {
  await page.goto('https://ray.run');
  await page.click('text=Sign in with [Social Network]');
  // Continue with the authentication flow...

Testing the Sign-Up Process

Once authenticated, test all aspects of the sign-up process. This includes verifying that user data from the social network provider is correctly captured and stored in your app's database.

You can use Playwright's assertion features to verify expected outcomes. For example, you might want to assert that a new user record was created in your database after successful sign-up.

import { test } from '@playwright/test';

test('User Record Created', async ({ page }) => {
  // ... Sign-up process
  const userRecord = await page.$('selector-for-user-record');

By following these steps, you can ensure your app's sign-up process is thoroughly tested and functions as expected for users authenticating through social network providers. For more tips on efficient Playwright test scripts, check out this blog post.

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