Automate your API tests with Postman
Integrate automated testing into your CI/CD pipeline to ensure that any code changes won't break the API in production.
1. Understand the API
- Explore API Doc →
- Import API specification
- Import a Postman Collection
2. Build test suite
- Write and run individual tests Doc →
- Verify in Postman Collection Runner
- Run test suite in newman
- Chain tests together to create test suites
- Export reports using JUnit
- Test across enviroments using variables
3. Work and verify with your team
- Invite teammates to a workspace
- Analyze results and run reports together
- Fix issues or roll back using in-built version control
4. Integrate with DevOps lifecycle
- Export test suite
- Set up integration with source code repository
- Add build step in continous integrations tool
- Use the Postman API
Validate your schema
Use the schema as a single source of truth to write tests against your API.
Broad schema support
Use the API specification format of your choice in Postman. Write, edit, or import schema formats including RAML, WADL, OpenAPI, and GraphQL. Then generate collections directly from the schema.
Edit and version schema
Track and communicate changes to the API design by editing and versioning schemas in one central location. No more having to switch between tools.
Maintain a single source of truth
Rely on your schema as a source of truth for API design and development and ensure all teams are working toward the same goal.
Write test suites
Write test suites so that teams can debug together.
Create test suites
Avoid running the same test by testing multiple instances of the same request with parameterization. Insert variables in any part of the request and Postman will replace them with values from a data file or environment variable.
Run the tests and debug
Use the collection runner in the Postman app to test a collection and view the results in real time. Or use Newman to view test results in the terminal. For any issues, debug in Postman's Console Log. Built specifically for API development, it records the raw request and response, certificates, and error logs from scripts.
Integrate testing into your CI/CD pipeline
Add a test suite as a build step to ensure your APIs are compatible.
Streamline development and testing with a CI/CD pipeline
Reuse your test suites to create a CI/CD pipeline that tests at every push. You can seamlessly integrate your Postman instance with Jenkins to create your own pipeline or add it to your existing pipeline as a build step.
Postman scales up with you
Create more robust and bug-resistant programs by increasing test coverage and frequency. Postman and Newman, our command line tool, allow you to easily set up your own automated tests.
Easily manage your testing sequences
Aggregate your tests into a single automated test sequence. Run and manage your test workflow from
- The Postman app,
- Postman monitoring, or
- from the command line with Newman.
What is Postman?
Postman is an API platform for building and using APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration so you can create better APIs—faster.
A comprehensive set of tools that help accelerate the API Lifecycle—from design, testing, documentation, and mocking to discovery.
Easily store, iterate and collaborate around all your API artifacts on one central platform used across teams.
Organize your API work and collaborate with teammates across your organization or stakeholders across the world.
Improve the quality of APIs with governance rules that ensure APIs are designed, built, tested, and distributed meeting organizational standards.
See a wide selection of detailed use cases from nearly every industry on the Postman case studies page.
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