Testing an API
You can create collections to use as test suites, integration tests, or contract tests for your API. These collections can be linked to a specific version of your API. You can also integrate your API with supported Continuous Integration (CI) tools.
You can connect a test collection to an API version you have defined in the Postman API Builder. In the Test tab, next to Tests, select Add Test.
You can add a new or existing test:
- Create new test: Enter a name, configure how the collection should be generated by choosing Show advanced settings, and select Create Test.
- Add existing test: Choose an available collection from the list and select Add Test. You will only see available collections in the list.
Postman integrates with some of the most widely-used Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools. After you set up CI integration for your API, you can view the status of builds or kick off a new build, all from within Postman. You can also run API tests created in Postman as part of your CI pipeline.
To set up CI integration, go to API > Test > Connect to CI/CD Builds and select the integration you want to add. To learn more about how CI integrations work, and for detailed configuration steps, see CI integrations.