Integrate your Postman tests with Jenkins using Newman

Postman contains a full-featured testing sandbox that enables you to write and execute JavaScript based tests for your API. You can then integrate Postman with your CI/CD build system using Newman, the command-line collection runner for Postman.

The following example shows how to set up a Jenkins build that uses Newman to run a collection. If the collection passes all tests, the Jenkins build will be marked as successful. This uses a Jenkins install running locally, but you'll typically be running it on a build server for production use.

Developing an API? Postman offers built-in tools to integrate your API with some of the most widely-used continuous integration (CI) tools, including Jenkins. After you set up CI for your API, you can view the status of builds or kick off a new build, all from within Postman. You can also use Newman to run API tests as part of your CI pipeline. To learn more, see CI integrations.


  1. Install Jenkins locally and start it. For more information, see the Jenkins documentation at

  2. Install Node.js and Newman in Jenkins:

    1. Go to your Jenkins server (it's at http://localhost:8080 by default if you are running it locally) and sign in.
    2. Go to Manage Jenkins > Manage Plugins and install the NodeJS plugin.
    3. Go to Manage Jenkins > Global Tool Configuration and under NodeJS, select Add NodeJS.
    4. Enter a name for the Node.js installation.
    5. In Global npm packages to install, enter newman.
    6. Select Save.

Create a Postman Collection

For this example, you'll need a Postman Collection that contains a few requests with tests. For this example, you can import a sample "Hello World" collection into your workspace by selecting this Run in Postman button.

Run in Postman

To demonstrate the troubleshooting process, edit a request and intentionally break one of the tests. For example, change the final test so that it looks for the text "Hello, Everyone!" instead of "Hello, World!"

After you've created the collection, export it as a JSON file.

Set up Jenkins

  1. With Jenkins running, go to http://localhost:8080 and sign in.

  2. On the Dashboard page, select New Item on the left sidebar to create a new job.

  3. Select a Freestyle project from the options. Name your project, and select OK.

    new Jenkins job
  4. In General > Build, add a build step in the project, and choose Execute Shell. The build step executes a shell command. Enter a shell command to run, such as newman run ~/Desktop/jenkins_demo_postman_collection.json.

  5. In Build Environment > Build Environment, select Provide Node & npm bin/ folder to PATH and choose the NodeJS install you configured with Newman.

  6. Select Save to finish creating the project.


  1. Run this build test manually by selecting Build Now in the sidebar.

    run build

    Jenkins indicates that the build has failed with a red cross next to the build in the build history. This is because of the intentionally failed tests in the collection.

  2. Select the build in the history list, then select Console Output to inspect what Newman returned.

  3. Fix these tests inside your collection. Export it and then run the build again.

Jenkins indicates that the build succeeded with a green checkmark.

Configure frequency of runs

To set the frequency with which Jenkins runs Newman, do the following:

  1. Open the build window.

  2. Select Configure.

  3. Go to Build Triggers and select Build periodically.

  4. Enter a schedule. The syntax for setting the frequency to every 30 minutes is H/(30) * * * *.

    Select the help icon next to Schedule to learn how to specify the build frequency.

  5. Select Save.

Jenkins runs Newman at your desired frequency and tells you if the build failed or succeeded.

In a real-world build environment, Newman will be part of your production environment. You can set up notifications and customize Jenkins as per your needs. You can use a wide variety of other configurations to make your collection more dynamic.

For more information about collection runs, see:

Last modified: 2022/01/14