"Introduction to the Postman API Network"

The Postman API Network is an easy-to-use directory that gives you a simpler way to discover, explore, and share APIs. In this session, Postman's Nick Tran and Joyce Lin will give you a 360-degree view of everything the Postman API Network can do for you, and how you can take advantage of it all.

The webinar agenda includes:

  • An overview of the Postman API Network, which comprises both a public network and a private network
  • How to leverage the Postman Public API Network as an API producer and/or an API consumer
  • How you and your team can leverage the Postman Private API Network
  • A sneak peek at what's coming on the Postman API Network roadmap
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Aired: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020

Postman Version: 7.30.1

Nick Tran. VP, Marketing and Developer Relations at Postman.

Nick Tran

VP, Marketing and Developer Relations

Joyce Lin, Head of Developer Relations at Postman

Joyce Lin

Head of Developer Relations

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What's the difference between Postman's Private and Public API Network?

The Postman API Network has two parts: a public network and a private network.

  • The Postman Public API Network is open to the entire, global API community. Any API collections or templates you share here are available to everyone on the web.

  • The Postman Private API Network is for your team only. Any APIs you share here are available to your entire team. The Private API Network acts as a single source of truth for APIs between producers and consumers on your team.

You can find a more detailed comparison in this API Network blog post.

What is the difference between APIs and templates?

Templates are community-contributed workflows that help you explore new uses of popular APIs. The Postman Public API Network has more than 2,000 public APIs, and it also has more than 5,000 API templates that help you explore many different uses of those APIs.

Can a private API be shared with a vendor outside of my company?

No. Private APIs are private to your organization and can only be shared with users within your organization.

What's the most compelling reason to post APIs on the Postman API Network?

The Postman API Network helps developers quickly discover, explore, and use your API. Through the network, your API can instantly reach a huge, global audience—Postman has more than 30 million users across 500,000 organizations all over the world.

How can I access Postman API Network from the app?

Click the orange New button at the top left of the app's interface and then select the API Network tab.

How can I publish APIs on the Postman API Network?

The Postman Learning Center has a step-by-step tutorial on publishing to the API Network.

Is the Private API Network available on Postman's free plan, or only on the paid plans?

The Private API Network is available for users on both free and paid plans. See a full comparison on our plans and pricing page.

Where can I learn more about Postman features?

We recommend starting with the Postman Learning Center, where you'll find all sorts of resources on everything Postman can do for you.

Are there additional access controls available beyond individual-user roles and permissions?

Yes. Other granular roles can be implemented at a collection, workspace, or API level. Learn more on our documentation page about API roles.

What would you suggest for a single source of truth for documenting legacy APIs (SOAP and REST) that may not include documentation or good comments in the code?

You can document SOAP and REST APIs in Postman and the metadata gets automatically generated, but you can also add markdown descriptions to build API references.

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