Use Cases

Discover how Postman enables API-first development, automated testing, and developer onboarding.

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Postman supports a wide variety of use cases across the development lifecycle. Whether you're producing or consuming APIs as a developer, tester, or product manager, Postman has tools to simplify your workflow.

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Use Cases

Discover how Postman enables API-first development, automated testing, and developer onboarding.


API-First Development

Release reliable services by building your API before deploying code.

Application Development

Eliminate dependencies and reduce time to production by having front-end and back-end teams work in parallel.

Automated Testing

Automate manual tests and integrate them into your CI/CD pipeline to ensure that any code changes won't break the API in production.

Exploratory Testing

Explore the API by sending it different kinds of data to see what values are returned.

Developer Onboarding

Quickly get consumers up to speed on what your API can do and how it works.

Developer Portals

Publish API documentation to help internal and external consumers adopt your APIs.

Case Studies

Cisco uses Postman collections to drive API adoption

"We love Postman... It helps people conceptualize what's going on and see the results of the API in action, without having to write any code."

Ashley Roach, Principal Engineer Evangelist

Imgur ensures consistency across teams with Postman

"Postman is a single, unified tool that has our API documentation and integration tests in one place, so that it's consistent across teams."

Dan Pastusek, Senior Platform Engineer

Microsoft uses Postman Monitors to observe the health of their APIs

"On the Microsoft Education team, we've moved from using Postman as a highly productive dev console to monitoring our APIs with just a few clicks."

Gareth Jones, Principal API Architect

AMC onboards developers with Postman documentation


"Postman Pro is a great tool that enables team collaboration. The sharing capabilities help make onboarding new developers and partners a much easier process."

Ian Joyce, Director, API Platform & Ecommerce

Movember uses Postman to check API performance

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"We use Postman to make sure our APIs' performance is within tolerance. It's more efficient, less expensive, and gives us confidence as we transition over to a new framework."

Marcus Nance, Delivery Lead

Shopify debugs support issues with Postman

"We use Postman as a tool for... debugging support issues, and providing our partners with a way to instantly make sample requests to the various API endpoints across our Platform."

Jordan Liddle, Developer