Collections

Postman Collections are the gold standard for API organization. With collections, you can link related API elements together for easy editing, sharing, testing, and reuse.

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All the API elements you need, bundled in one place

Requests

Define and send API requests, retrieve data from a data source, and test API functionality. You don't need to enter commands in a terminal or write any code. Simply create a new request and select Send, and then the API response appears right inside Postman.

Documentation

For any collection you create, Postman automatically generates machine-readable API documentation with sample requests, headers, and code snippets in various client languages. Customize your documentation to make it even more valuable to users.

Variables

Variables enable you to store and reuse your values in Postman, helping you work more efficiently and making your requests more readable. Variable scopes in Postman relate to the different contexts that your requests run in, allowing you to tailor your processing to any development, testing, or collaboration tasks.

Authorization

Pass authorization details along with any request you send in Postman. Postman automatically populates the relevant parts of the request for your chosen auth type. Use variables and Collections to define authorization details more safely and efficiently.

Tests

Debug APIs quickly and easily by adding tests to your requests and examining responses. Postman also allows you to reuse your test suites to create a CI/CD pipeline, so you can test at every push. Integrate your Postman instance with Travis or Jenkins to create your own CI/CD pipeline or add it to your existing pipeline as a build step.

Pre-Request Scripts

Add pre-request scripts to define the commonly used pre-processing or debugging steps you need to execute for multiple requests. Whether you add your pre-requests to your entire Collection or a folder within your Collection, your pre-request script will run before every request in the Collection or direct child request in the folder.


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Speed up your work with collection templates

Leverage pre-built collection templates for all your diverse workflows. Collection templates are crafted for easy customization and extension. Simply reuse and modify them according to your requirements, tailoring each template to your specific needs.


Browse 70+ free and customizable templates to jump-start your API design, documentation, development, and testing workflows.

Quality Engineers

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Rest API basics

Get up to speed with testing REST APIs on Postman.

Mock data generation

Generate sample data that you can use to test your API extensively.

Authorization methods

Learn more about different authorization types and quickly set up auth helpers for your API.

API testing basics

Learn how to write basic API tests using the Postman test syntax.


API Basics

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Webhooks API

Endpoints for setting up and managing webhooks and verifying webhook events.

Rest API basics

Get up to speed with testing REST APIs on Postman.

Authorization methods

Learn more about different authorization types and quickly set up auth helpers for your API.

API testing basics

Learn how to write basic API tests using the Postman test syntax.


Developer productivity

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Data visualization

Turn complex response data into an easy-to-understand visualization.

Mock data generation

Generate sample data that you can use to test your API extensively.

Reusing requests and scripts

Build testing and development workflows with less effort.

Async operations

Fast-track the process of building and executing requests in an asynchronous format.


Why Postman users love collections

They're designed for sharing

There are many ways to quickly share your Postman Collections with all your collaborators. Share via your workspaces, the Run in Postman button, or by providing a link. You choose whether to give new collaborators Viewer or Editor access to each collection.

They're easy to move

Easily transfer collections from one workspace to another using the move feature. Moving collections helps you collaborate effectively, especially while working with your team. This is great for users that want to add their collections to a team workspace or make them available via their organization's Private API Network.

They can be forked for reuse

Create a new instance of your collection seconds by forking it. With forking, you can use a collection's requests or suggest changes without affecting the original. This is helpful if you want to keep the current collection version untouched while working in parallel on new API features. If you'd like to incorporate your changes into the original collection, you can easily merge your fork into the parent element.


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