A quick guide to starting browser automation

Updated 3 days ago by Igor Vilinchuk

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Step 1 — Download the Multilogin app and create an account

To start using Multilogin, download the app from our website here. Once the app is installed, you can create a new account by clicking "Create new account":

create a new account in the app by clicking "Create new account"

To gain access to Multilogin API, you need to subscribe/apply to our Scale, Automate or Custom plans. You can check our prices here. If you're unsure which plan is best for you, contact [email protected], and we will happily help you choose the right plan for your needs.

  • You can sign up for the Automation plan by filling out this form
  • If you're looking for a Custom plan, contact [email protected]
  • For the Scale plan you can proceed with the purchase within the app through "View plans":

Step 2 — Predefine the application listening port

Once your Automate, Scale or Custom subscription is active, you need to predefine the Multilogin listening port in the file, so that it is constant on each application launch. In our example, we will set the port to 35000.

  1. Open the Multilogin app
  2. Go to the "My account" tab in the application and click "Open logs directory"
  3. The / directory will be opened; go up in the directory to get to the /
  4. Open the file with any text editor
  5. For our example, add the following string: multiloginapp.port=35000
  6. Save the file
 Predefine the application listening port

Alternatively, you can find the file in the directory (it may be hidden in your system):

  • Windows: C:\Users\%username%\
  • Mac OS: /Users/%username%/
To find this folder on Mac, open Finder and press Cmd + Shift + H to open a user folder, then press Cmd + Shift + . (period) to show hidden files. After that, go to the folder.
  • Linux: /home/%username%/

Step 3 — Familiarize yourself with Multilogin CLI and Local API possibilities

You can learn more about our CLI and Local API from our documentation.

All Local API endpoints are available in our Swagger documentation.

Step 4 — Test our code example

Code examples of how to open the existing Multilogin browser profile and perform simple Selenium and Puppeteer browser automation:

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