Postman 101 for Admins

Harsha Chelle

Postman

Customer Success Manager

Joshua Sooter

Postman

Customer Success Engineer

If you're a new Postman admin (or an admin looking for a refresher course), this webinar is for you. In this session, our Customer Success team will walk you through the basics of the Postman administrator role and how you can make the most of this key position. Specifically, you’ll learn about:

  • Postman admins and their goals

  • Managing your Postman team

  • Managing content within your team

  • Roles and permissions

  • Billing and upgrades

Aired: July 22, 2020

Interested in learning more about how Postman for Enterprises can help you build and test APIs across your org at scale, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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Questions Asked During Webinar

Is there a way to restrict which workspace a team member can access?

Yes. Postman Business and Enterprise plans offer private workspaces that act as invite-only workspaces which are not visible to everyone in the team by default. Learn more in our “Introducing Private Workspaces” blog post.

Does a user need to be a member of the workspace to change/modify roles for other users in that workspace?

Yes. Users need to have admin access to a workspace to change or modify roles in that workspace. Learn more about roles and permissions at a workspace level.

Is it possible to version APIs in Postman? If so, what would be a good way to manage them?

Yes, you can version APIs in Postman, and you can easily manage them in Postman, too. You can get an overview and learn exactly how to do it at our versioning APIs documentation page.

Can I get more details about the “support-only” account user role?

Yes. Teams can add support accounts for two members of the team to perform admin tasks (e.g., adding and removing users, setting up SSO, and managing licenses) and billing tasks. However, these “support-only” members of the team can’t collaborate on APIs with the rest of the team. Individual support-only accounts allow you to manage your team economically and maximize the number of users.

How does version control work with Postman Collections?

You can use version control with your Postman collections, forking and merging using a standard pull request process. Learn more on our version control documentation page.

How do I store the sensitive data of my APIs within Postman? Is there a way to prevent sensitive data being used in collection endpoints or in environments?

With Postman’s single sign-on (SSO) capability—which is available with Postman Business and Enterprise plans—it’s easy to manage your team’s identity and add a layer of governance that helps protect sensitive data. Also, Postman Sessions provide an additional layer to hold collection, global, or environment variable values that is unique to every Postman user and stays local to that user’s instance of Postman. Sessions contain variable values used to access and work with an API that a user may not want to share. Some examples of these values are login names, access tokens, passwords, and other private credentials.

For using Postman’s collaboration functionality, which Postman plan do I need?

Postman supports different levels of collaboration across all four Postman plans (Free, Team, Business, and Enterprise). You can see which level is right for you on our plans and pricing page.

Can I set up alerts in Postman for failures in API calls?

Yes. Postman’s API monitoring capability helps you with scheduled test runs to identify failures, and then Postman can send you alerts via email, in the app, or in apps like Slack or PagerDuty with Postman integrations.

Does Postman integrate with GitHub?

Yes. If you have a free Postman account, you can sync your API schemas on GitHub, which will enable two-way sync between the schema stored in the GitHub repository and the schema on Postman. In addition, if you’re on the Postman Team, Business, or Enterprise plan, you can also back up your collections to GitHub. Learn more in our GitHub sync blog post.

Is it possible to pay via invoice?

Quotes and Invoices are only applicable to our Business and Enterprise plans: https://www.postman.com/pricing/. New customers can send an email to sales@getpostman.com to get started.