Installation Overview

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Download Katalon Studio

Go to Katalon Download page to get the latest version of Katalon Studio. A suitable version for your system will be automatically detected and recommended for download. However, you can also select your preferred version on the page. Before diving further into automation testing, check out the System Requirements needed to run Katalon Studio. 

Download older versions

You can download older versions of Katalon Studio from its Github repository.

Environment Requirements

  • Verify if your computer meets the System Requirements to work with Katalon Studio.

  • Ensure you are using Katalon Studio with default font OS size set too 100% from both Katalon Studio and your current OS to avoid the name field not displaying on some popups:

Start Katalon Studio

To start Katalon Studio, double-click on the katalon.exe (Microsoft Windows)

Download and Start Katalon Studio

or Katalon Studio (macOS) file in the directory where you unpack Katalon Studio. For example:

Once started, the application should display the splash screen similar to the following screenshot:

Katalon Studio Loading

Activate Katalon Studio

If you don't have an account with Katalon Studio, provide your desired username and password to sign up after launching Katalon Studio. If you already have an account, choose the Sign In option and provide your credentials. If you don't have Internet access while activating Katalon Studio, request an offline activation code beforehand. For more details, refer to this guide.

Configurations for Web UI Testing

  • If you do Web Testing, make sure to install your preferred web browsers. Refer to the list of supported browsers for more details.

  • Katalon Automation Recorder extension is required for capturing objects in Active Browser (refer to Spy Web Utility and Record & Playback for more details. Refer to this guide.

  • Internet Explorer must be configured to run automation tests on IE. Refer to IE configurations guide.

Configurations for Mobile UI Testing

Linux Support

In addition to Windows and macOS, Katalon Studio also provides a beta Linux support.

Getting a Sample Project Up and Running

When you use Katalon Studio for the first time, you have the option to create New Project or Sample Projects to become familiar with the tool.

- You can create a new sample project through File > New Sample Project and select your preferred project. Enter the name of your new project and the location to store the project data on your machine.

- When the sample project is loaded, you can view a test case or a test suite by selecting it in the Test Explorer on the left of the UI.

- To execute the script, go to the Run command on the Main toolbar.

NOTE: You can specify the target browser to be launched by selecting from the Run drop-down list.

Katalon Studio provides a Job Progress tab to show the status of your execution as well as the Log Viewer to let you identify any potential problems that may have occurred.

That's it! You can now open a project and execute a test using Katalon Studio. You can also modify parts of these provided sample projects to become familiar with the tool.

Where to Go Next?

Check out our Overview to see the list of all the resources available in this Documentation page and beyond.

User Contributed Notes