aws lambda function chromedriver is not executable

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I've been stuck with this error "Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: The driver is not executable: /var/task/chromedriver" When I deploy my jar project into aws lambda function. The project works fine on my local machine, but it seems like aws can't execute chromedriver for some reason. My chromedriver file is placed in the resources folder.

Following is my test config file:

public class TestConfig {

    private static final Logger l = LoggerFactory.getLogger(TestConfig.class);

    private String chromeDriver = org.apache.commons.lang.SystemUtils.IS_OS_WINDOWS ? "chromedriver.exe" : "chromedriver" ;

    public WebDriver getDriver(){
        URL resource = getClass().getClassLoader().getResource(chromeDriver);
        String chromePath = null;
        try {
            chromePath = Paths.get(resource.toURI()).toString();
        } catch (URISyntaxException e) {
  "cannot find chromedriver in resources");
        System.setProperty("", chromePath);
        return new ChromeDriver();

I have both chromedriver and chromedriver.exe, and I've tried to chmod 777 the file, but have no success.

Oct 4, 2018 in AWS by eatcodesleeprepeat
• 4,710 points
did you manage to get answer or solved this issue? i am facing the same issue now
@salah, You should do the above task in your remote machine rather than on AWS Lambda Function. This is the solution that I got. Futher, if you want to run webdriver in Lambda I will share you the method. Before that can you share the code you are working with?

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Lambda has a limit of 300 seconds and memory limit of 1536MB.

It is a very bad approach for you to try and launch a chromedriver in your lambda function. What you should be doing is setting up a Selenium grid and then using RemoteWebDriver to launch a Chrome browser in remote machine
answered Oct 4, 2018 by Priyaj
• 58,090 points

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