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Cypress Quickstart

Use saucectl — the Sauce Labs test orchestrator CLI — to run Cypress tests directly from your existing Cypress project.

  • Don't have Cypress tests but want to try? Follow the steps below to use the Cypress Demo Repo to build a sample project structure, working configuration file, and sample Cypress test — get up and running in less than 10 minutes!
  • Already running Cypress? Let saucectl run your tests in the Sauce Labs Cloud, where you have access to thousands of OS/browser combinations and Sauce Labs analytics.

What You'll Need

Step 1: Install saucectl

In a terminal shell, run the install command from your chosen saucectl home directory.

npm install -g saucectl

saucectl requires access to a valid Sauce Labs account.

Use Environment Variables

saucectl detects your Sauce Labs credentials environment variables and prioritizes them over values in the credentials.yml file when both are present. If you have set them, you may skip this step. Not sure if you have them set? Run the following command to check:


If a value is returned for both variables, they are set.

  1. Run the configure command:

    saucectl configure
  2. Enter your Sauce Labs Username and Access Key at the prompts.

Step 3: Set up Your Cypress Project

Clone the Cypress Demo Repo to get a Cypress project structure, Cypress-ready configuration file, and sample Cypress test. Use the command below that is applicable to your GitHub setup.

git clone

Step 4: Run Tests

Navigate to the versioned example you would like to use. v1 is an example for Cypress 10 and above. Then use the run command to execute the sample test included with the saucectl example.

cd saucectl-cypress-example/v1
saucectl run

The console displays the executing tests, distinguishing which mode is running.

The results and test assets are available immediately following test completion in your Sauce Labs account.