For Google Chrome users who need to test internal HTML files or websites, we’ve implemented a new option in response to Google disabling NPAPI plugins. In addition to using the
cbt_tunnels module for Node.js, another option is to use the CrossBrowserTesting Local Connection Chrome app. This app lets you test internal web sites, local HTML files and websites behind your firewall without the need to download anything or run a command line interface. It is the best choice in terms of ease of use since it uses encrypted web sockets over existing web channels which passes through most corporate firewalls with no network changes required.
To install, just launch our service in Chrome and go to Enable Local Connection – it will prompt you to install the Chrome app:
This will open the Local Connection window:
Select Install Chrome App and Chrome will ask you to confirm your decision:
Once added, the “Enable Local Connection” button in the CrossBrowserTesting App will present you with the following:
Upon clicking connect, you can verify the extension is functioning by the appearance of the version number indicated by the green arrow, and the change in the Enable/Disable Local Connection button.
Our devices will now appear to originate within your local environment!