Can we get the HTTP Response Code in Selenium with Java?


I have these Selenium WebDriver tests and I want to check if the HTTP Request returns any HTTP 403 Forbidden. Can I get these HTTP response status code with Selenium WebDriver? Maybe display it in the logger or save to a file?



The following is the code where we can get the HTTP response code in Selenium with Java.

import java.util.Iterator;

import java.util.logging.Level;

import org.json.JSONException;

import org.json.JSONObject;



import org.openqa.selenium.logging.LogEntries;

import org.openqa.selenium.logging.LogEntry;

import org.openqa.selenium.logging.LogType;

import org.openqa.selenium.logging.LoggingPreferences;

import org.openqa.selenium.remote.DesiredCapabilities;

public class TestResponseCode {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        // simple page (without many resources so that the output is

        // easy to understand

        String url = "";



    private static void downloadPage(String url) {

        System.setProperty("", "D:\\Softwares\\Selenium\\Drivers\\ChromeDrivers\\75.0.3770.140\\chromedriver.exe");

        ChromeDriver driver = null;

        try {

            ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();

            // add whatever extensions you need

            // for example I needed one of adding proxy, and one for blocking

            // images

            // options.addExtensions(new File(file, ""));

            // options.addExtensions(new File("extensions",

            // "Block-image_v1.1.crx"));

            DesiredCapabilities cap =;

            cap.setCapability(ChromeOptions.CAPABILITY, options);

            // set performance logger

            // this sends Network.enable to chromedriver


             * LoggingPreferences logPrefs = new LoggingPreferences();

             * logPrefs.enable(LogType.PERFORMANCE, Level.ALL);

             * cap.setCapability(CapabilityType.LOGGING_PREFS, logPrefs);


            LoggingPreferences logPrefs = new LoggingPreferences();

            logPrefs.enable(LogType.PERFORMANCE, Level.ALL);

            options.setCapability("goog:loggingPrefs", logPrefs);

            driver = new ChromeDriver(options);

            // navigate to the page

            System.out.println("Navigate to " + url);


            // and capture the last recorded url (it may be a redirect, or the

            // original url)

            String currentURL = driver.getCurrentUrl();

            LogEntries logs = driver.manage().logs().get("performance");

            int status = -1;

            System.out.println("\\nList of log entries:\\n");

            for (Iterator<LogEntry> it = logs.iterator(); it.hasNext();) {

                LogEntry entry =;

                try {

                    JSONObject json = new JSONObject(entry.getMessage());


                    JSONObject message = json.getJSONObject("message");

                    String method = message.getString("method");

                    if (method != null && "Network.responseReceived".equals(method)) {

                        JSONObject params = message.getJSONObject("params");

                        JSONObject response = params.getJSONObject("response");

                        String messageUrl = response.getString("url");

                        if (currentURL.equals(messageUrl)) {

                            status = response.getInt("status");

                            System.out.println("---------- bingo !!!!!!!!!!!!!! returned response for " + messageUrl

                                    + ": " + status);

                            System.out.println("---------- bingo !!!!!!!!!!!!!! headers: " + response.get("headers"));



                } catch (JSONException e) {

                    // TODO Auto-generated catch block




            System.out.println("\nstatus code: " + status);

        } finally {

            if (driver != null) {






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