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Use Argos with CircleCI

Configure CircleCI to send screenshots to Argos visual testing platform.

1. Install

Install the @argos-cli package from npm:

npm i --save-dev @argos-cli

2. Set ARGOS_TOKEN as CI secret

Argos uses a token called ARGOS_TOKEN to identify to which repository the screenshots you send are related to.

  • Step 1: Get the token value
    On Argos, go to the repository you want to set and click on the "settings" tab. Store the ARGOS_TOKEN value.

  • Step 2: Create a secret in your CI
    In CircleCI go to Project settings -> Environment Variables -> Add Environment Variable. Set the ARGOS_TOKEN as an environment variable and past the value you stored in the previous step.

CircleCI setup environment variable

If you are not comfortable with storing secret, read CircleCI documentation.

3. Upload the screenshots

Add the following command to your CI workflow to upload screenshots to Argos:

npx @argos-ci/cli upload ./screenshots

Example

.circleci/config.yml
jobs:
build:
executor: node/default
steps:
- checkout

# 👉 Insert the steps required to take screenshots

- run:
name: Upload screenshots to argos-ci.com
command: npx @argos-ci/cli upload ./screenshots

workflows:
ci:
jobs:
- build

Enjoy!

Congratulations, now that Argos is installed, your app screenshots will be uploaded to Argos by your CI. You are ready to start the visual testing routine!