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Supported environments for Katalon Studio and Katalon Runtime Engine (KRE)

  • Katalon Studio (KS) provides free, basic tools suitable for the testing needs of individuals. For an advanced business solution, you can purchase Katalon Studio Enterprise (KSE) licenses. To compare features between Katalon Studio and KSE, you can refer to this document: Katalon Studio vs Katalon Studio Enterprise Features.
  • Katalon Runtime Engine (KRE) is the test execution add-on of Katalon Studio. KRE allows you to execute tests in a command-line interface (CLI).
  • We recommend using the latest version of Katalon Studio. Download the latest version from the Katalon website: Katalon products.

System requirements

Katalon StudioKatalon Runtime Engine
Operating SystemWindowsWindows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022
macOSOS X El Capitan 10.11, macOS Sierra 10.12, macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Big Sur 11, macOS Monterey 12, macOS Ventura 13.2
  • OpenJDK 8 or 17. For further details, you can refer to this document: Install Katalon Studio for Linux.
  • The latest version of Linux distribution that supports Gnome, KDE, or Unity DE.
  • Tested on Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04, and 24.04 LTS.
  • OpenJDK 8 or 17. For further details, you can refer to this document: Install Katalon Runtime Engine for Linux.
  • Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, Fedora, and CentOS-based distribution.
  • Tested on Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04, and 24.04 LTS.
GUI componentsRequired for all operating systems.Katalon Runtime Engine (KRE) doesn't have GUI components. For further information about executing with KRE, you can refer to this document: Execution on KRE.
CPUMinimum: 2 GHz or faster and 64-bit (x64) processor
  • Minimum: 4 GB available RAM (64-bit)
  • Recommended: 8 GB available RAM (64-bit)

    Available RAM means free GB of RAM that other applications do not use concurrently with Katalon Studio. For tips to free up more RAM for Katalon Studio, see: How to free up more available RAM for Katalon Studio.

  • Minimum: 4 GB available RAM (64-bit)
  • Recommendation for concurrent executions (and execution with Docker): the number of concurrent sessions x 2GB. For example: Recommended RAM for 3 concurrent execution sessions is 6GB (3 x 2GB).
  • Recommendation for AWS EC2 instance testing: minimum 8GB available RAM.
Hard DriveAt least 1 GB available hard disk space. Extra disk space is required depending on project source codes and generated execution reports.

Supported browsers

Desktop BrowsersVersion on WindowsVersion on macOSVersion on LinuxNote
Internet Explorer (IE)9, 10, 11N/AN/ARequired IE configurations: Internet Explorer Configurations.
Microsoft Edge18N/AN/A
Microsoft Edge (Chromium)80+80+N/A
Google Chrome58+58+58+
SafariN/A12+N/AMake sure Allow Remote Automation is enabled in Safari browser: Enable Webdriver Support.

Supported mobile operating systems (OS)

InstallationVersion on WindowsVersion on macOSAppiumNative App support?Hybrid App support?(**)Mobile Browser supportXcode
Android6.x - 12.x
  • 1.12.1+
  • 2.x(*)
iOSN/A9-15, 16, 17(*)Nov9.4.1-15(*)

(*) Requires Katalon Studio version 9.2.0 onwards.

(**) To handle hybrid apps, refer to the Appium article here: Automating hybrid apps.

(***) Refer to the following workarounds when handling hybrid apps:

Supported Windows platforms

Katalon Studio fully supports automation testing for desktop apps written in the following platforms:

  • Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
  • Windows Forms (WinForms)
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Classic Windows (Win32)