How to encode the password for selenium using java

when you automate any application we do not want to share the password to outside the world. So, we will use Base64 class of the Java to encode and decode strings or passwords to use securely. In this article I will show you a practical selenium program to achieve the same thing how to encode the password and use the same to log into the application.

Java Code:

import org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64;

public class DecodeAndEncodePassword {

public static void main(String[] args) {

String str="test123";

// Encode data on your side using BASE64
byte[] encodedString = Base64.encodeBase64(str.getBytes());
System.out.println("encoded value is " + new String(encodedString));

// Decode data on other side, by processing encoded data
byte[] decodedString = Base64.decodeBase64(encodedString);
System.out.println("Decoded value is " + new String(decodedString));


Selenium Code

import static org.testng.Assert.assertNotEqualsDeep;
import org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64;
import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;

public class TestCasewithEncryptedPassword {

public static void main(String[] args) {

System.setProperty("", "C://Drivers//chromedriver_win32/chromedriver.exe");
WebDriver driver=new ChromeDriver();


driver.findElement(By.linkText("Log in")).click();


driver.findElement(By.xpath("//input[@value='Log in']")).click();

static String decodeString(String password)
byte[] decodedString = Base64.decodeBase64(password);
return(new String(decodedString));