Katalon Studio 4.8.0 with JIRA Add-on and Shadow DOM objects is now available!

Hi testers,

Thank you for your continuous supports to make Katalon Studio better. We are excited to announce Katalon Studio 4.8.0 release with new features and improvements as the results of your feedback.

General Improvement

Enhanced Katalon Help

Introducing brand new Katalon Help page for Katalon Studio application. Users can access Katalon Studio resources all in one place such as Tutorials, FAQs, Sample Projects, or User Guides.


Support Shadow DOM

Katalon Studio Version 4.8 supports objects with Shadow DOM in Web Testing. Users can identify Shadow DOM objects by specifying the Shadow Root Parent in the Object settings tab.  
Katalon Shadow DOM

Test Suite

Video Capturing

K-Lite Codec is recommended to play Katalon Studio test execution video.

Introducing Katalon Studio new feature video capturing for Test Suite reports. Users will be able to video capture test suite execution and replay to review how each test case was executed. Description of test steps will be added as subtitle for users’ convenience. Video capturing feature can be enable in Project Settings.

Katalon Video capturing

Variable Binding

Variable Binding has been improved to allow users to set or update Type and Test Data column of multiple rows at once. This improvement aims to save testing time and to eliminate several repetitive procedures.

Katalon Variable binding

JIRA Integration

Katalon Studio add-on for JIRA: An add-on for JIRA so that business users can involve with development team. Project Manager or Business Analyst can compose requirements on JIRA under the BDD’s format. These requirements will be synced with Katalon Studio so that test script can be generated and associated accordingly.

  • Basic functions and features of this JIRA add-on are as following:
    • Katalon BDD – JIRA custom Gherkin field
    • Sync JIRA Issues back and forth
  • Sync Katalon Studio test execution via attachment

Katalon Jira add-on

The add-on is listed at Atlassian Marketplace. Currently, we only suport JIRA server. To install the add-on, please follow Atlassian’s instruction.

Mobile Testing

Record and Spy Mobile is improved to support Kobiton devices, a cloud-based devices platform. Testing team can run test automation on hundreds of Kobiton devices.

  • Users can choose 2 options in Device Types:
    • Local devices: This will list out all local devices and simulators.
    • Kobiton device: This will list out Kobiton’s devices that integrated with Katalon Studio
  • Device Name: display all devices name accordingly based on selected type in Device Types

Katalon Record and Spy

Test Case

Introducing Recent Keywords and Recent Objects features in Manual mode when writing a test case. This will optimize time and reduce repetitive tasks for users.

Recent Keywords feature allows users to select and add any of the 10 last used keywords to Item list.

Katalon recent keywords

Recent objects feature in Test Object Input dialog allows users to select and add any of the 10 last used Test Objects. Users can also quickly jump to Recent Object Folder that has recent used objects accordingly.

Katalon recent objects

Web Services

Support OAuth 1.0 authorization

Katalon Studio now supports OAuth 1.0 authorization for Web Services Testing.  OAuth (Open Standard for Authorization) is an open token-based protocol authentication and authorization that allows application to capture protected information without exposing end user credentials. Testing teams can leverage this support to test any Web Services project that required OAuth 1.0 authorization with Katalon Studio.

Katalon QAuth 1.0

Project Settings


This version of Katalon Studio improved Email configuration in Project setting. Users able to customize Mail Server, send to multiple recipients, editable subject field.

Katalon email settings

New Template under Email section allows users to customize test execution reports and add extra fields to the report.

Katalon email template

Katalon Studio Console Mode for Linux OS

Katalon Studio for Linux is now available. Users can execute test automation in Linux environment by using command line mode. Refer to this guide for Console Mode Execution.

Only Chrome, Firefox and Remote options are supported for console mode execution using Linux version.


New built-in keywords to help users check for broken links or images.

Get All Links On Current PageGet all links on current page
Verify Response Status CodeVerify status code in the returned data from a web service call
Verify Response Status Code In RangeVerify status code valid in a range of status codes in the returned data from a web service call
Verify Links AccessibleVerify a list of links (URLs) are accessible
Verify All Links On Current Page AccessibleVerify all links (URLs) on the current page are accessible

Especially, we today announce to move all general inquiries and discussions to the brand new Katalon Forum, where the information would be available and beneficial to all in the community. Join us now!

We hope you enjoy this latest version of Katalon Studio. Download Katalon Studio now!

Happy testing,

Katalon Studio Team