Setting up a monitor

If you choose to monitor a shared collection, your team can see the monitor. However, if you create a monitor on an unshared collection, the monitor will be private and only visible to you.

From the Postman app

Click on the ellipses () next to the collection you wish to monitor. Select “Monitor Collection” to open the MONITOR COLLECTION modal.

monitor dropdown

Enter a name for this monitor and choose a corresponding environment. Add an appropriate schedule for the monitor, and configure additional preferences.

monitor modal

From the Postman web

Sign in to the Postman web view, and head over to the monitors page. Click the Add Monitor button.

add monitor

Enter a name for this monitor. Choose the collection that you want to monitor and a corresponding environment. Add an appropriate schedule for the monitor, and configure additional preferences.

Monitoring schedule and region

Select a frequency to run your monitor. Monitors can run as frequently as every 5 minutes. For example, you can run a monitor every 5 minutes or every Monday at 9:00 AM. 

schedule monitor

To monitor resources in multiple regions, select the regions to run your monitor from the monitors page. When you specify a monitor to run in multiple regions, the monitor will run multiple times. This means that if there is a side effect from running the monitor, it will also happen multiple times.

Additional preferences

Additional preferences Description
Email notifications Get notifications about failures on up to 5 email addresses
Request timeout Specify a time interval after which your request is considered to time-out
Delay between requests Add a time lag between subsequent requests
Don’t follow redirects Disable following all redirects
Disable SSL validation This disables validations performed on SSL certificates. Check this if you use self-signed certificates. Use with caution!