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Stay Organized with Postman Collections

Keep your API requests and elements organized with Postman Collections.

Postman Collections are Executable API Descriptions

Collection folders make it easy to keep your API requests and elements organized.

  • Generate Collections from API schemas

    Generate a collection from an API schema to view and edit each request.

  • Link Collections and API Elements to APIs

    Link collections to your APIs to add API elements like mocks, monitors, and tests to your APIs.

  • Easily Share Your Collections

    Share collections via documentation, the Run in Postman button, or by link.

  • Publish API Documentation

    Create beautiful, machine readable API documentation from your collections.

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Link API Elements to Your APIs with Postman Collections

API Publication

Publishing an API collection can be done via the Run In Postman button, which allows users to directly download your collection into their own Postman instance.

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API Monitoring

Postman API monitoring helps you identify problems with your API like poor performance, response errors, and outages. You can customize your collections with tests to ensure that your APIs are working as expected.

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API Documentation

Postman automatically pulls your sample requests, headers, and code snippets. to populate your documentation page with dynamic examples and machine-readable instructions.

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Mock Server

Postman’s mock servers simplify API design and planning, support split-stack development, and help you ensure that your API will run the way it’s supposed to.

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Debug

Debug APIs quickly and easily by adding tests to your requests and examining responses.

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Automated Testing

Postman allows you to reuse your test suites to create a CI/CD pipeline so you can test at every push. You can integrate your Postman instance with Travis or Jenkins to create your own CI/CD pipeline or add it to your existing pipeline as a build step.

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Get Started with Collections

Keep your API requests and elements organized with Postman Collections.

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