- Installation and updates
- Sending your first request
- Navigating Postman
- New button
- Creating the first collection
- Postman account
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Troubleshooting In-app Issues
- Authorizing requests
- Working with Tabs
- Visualize API responses
- Validating Requests Against Schema
- Generate code snippets
- Using GraphQL
- Making SOAP requests
- Capturing HTTP requests
- Debugging and logs
- Troubleshooting API requests
- Intro to collections
- Creating collections
- Sharing collections
- Commenting on collections
- Managing collections
- Version Control for Collections
- Using Markdown for descriptions
- Data formats
- Working with OpenAPI
- Collaborating in Postman
- Roles and permissions
- Managing your team
- Requesting access
- Team Settings
- Audit logs
- Intro to scripts
- Pre-request scripts
- Test scripts
- Test examples
- Branching and looping
- Postman Sandbox
- Postman Sandbox API reference
- Intro to collection runs
- Starting a collection run
- Using environments in collection runs
- Building workflows
- Running multiple iterations
- Sharing a collection run
- Working with data files
- Debugging a collection run
- Command line integration with Newman
- Integration with Jenkins
- Integration with Travis CI
- Newman with Docker
- Documenting your API
- Authoring your documentation
- Publishing your docs
- Viewing documentation
- Custom documentation domains
- Intro to mock servers
- Setting up a mock server
- Mocking with examples
- Mocking with the Postman API
- Matching algorithm
- Intro to Monitoring
- Setting up a monitor
- Viewing monitor results
- Monitoring APIs and websites
- Set up integrations to receive alerts
- Running Postman monitors using static IPs
- Troubleshooting monitors
- FAQs for monitors
- Intro to Workspaces
- Creating Workspaces
- Using Workspaces
- Managing Workspaces
- Viewing changelogs and restoring collections
- The API Workflow
- Managing and Sharing APIs
- Versioning APIs
- Viewing and analyzing APIs
- Validating Elements Against Schema
- Customizing Postman
- Find and Replace
- Purchasing Postman
- Intro to SSO
- Configuring SSO for a team
- Logging in to an SSO team
- Configuring Microsoft AD FS with Postman SSO
- Setting a custom SAML in Azure AD
- Setting up custom SAML in Duo
- Setting up custom SAML in GSuite
- Setting up custom SAML in Okta
- Setting up custom SAML in Onelogin
- Setting up custom SAML in Ping Identity
- Intro to Integrations
- Custom Webhooks
- Microsoft Flow
- Microsoft Teams
- Publishing API documentation
This topic describes the tasks you can perform from the Collections tab in the sidebar.
- Navigate through collections
- Edit and view collection details
- Create a new collection
- Favoriting a collection
- Filter collections
- Delete a collection
- Recover a collection
- Share a collection
- Other collection features
- Adding folders
Click on a collection to show or hide the requests that comprise the Collection. Use the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate through the collections.
Expand the arrow (▸) to show the details view for the collection. Collapse the arrow (◂) to hide the details view. You can add metadata like name and description so that all the information a developer needs to use your API is available easily.
Click the "new collection" icon on the top right, or save a current request to a new collection.
If you're working on a few collections in particular, you can click on the star icon to bring the collection(s) to the top of the list.
If you have a lot of collections, filter collections in the sidebar using the search input field.
Click the ellipsis (...)next to a collection, and select "Delete". If you didn't intend to delete the collection, you can always recover your deleted collections. Refer to the next section Recover a collection to learn how to retrieve your deleted collections.
Collections deleted can be recovered via your web dashboard by clicking your avatar icon in the upper-right corner, then selecting
Trash from the drop-down menu. Locate the desired collection, hover your cursor over its row, then click
Restore. You can also recover your deleted collections clicking 'Trash' directly from the app, as illustrated in the screen below:
The Trash feature is available only for the signed-in users. So, if you are not a registered user you'll still see the Trash option but as a disabled one.
Recovery options depend on your Postman plan:
- With a free account you can recover collections up to one day old.
- Team accounts can recover collections up to 30 days.
- With Postman Business and Enterprise you can recover collections up to 90 days.
If your collection seems deleted and you are not able to recover from your deleted collections list, it is possible it is removed from a workspace rather than deleted. To check, navigate back to the main page of the web dashboard, then click
View all collections. If listed, you can click on its share icon to move it back into a personal or shared workspace.
If you'd like to revert your collection to a previous state, you can do so by leveraging the collection's in-app activity feed.
To share a collection, see sharing collections.
Within a collection or folder, you can reorder requests using drag and drop. You can also reorder folders within a collection using drag and drop.
Requests can also store sample responses when saved in a collection.
Requests stored inside a collection can contain scripts to add dynamic behavior to the collection.
Folders are a way to organize your API endpoints within a collection into intuitive and logical groups to mirror your workflow. Next to the collection to which you want to add a folder, click on the ellipsis (...) and select "Add Folder".
Add a name and description to the folder. The description is reflected in your API documentation.
You can add deeper levels of nesting for folders. Drag and drop the folders to reorder them to create the ultimate customized folder structure.