API Testing a real web application via Postman

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Understanding API Testing

Testing OAuth 2.0 flow

Testing secured GET/POST/PUT API requests and response

Clock2 Hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

API is an acronym for Application Programming Interface. In software application (app) development, API is the middle layer also known as logic layer or backend layer and lies between the front-end (UI) and the database layer. APIs enable communication and data exchange from one software system to another. API testing is a software testing practice that tests the APIs directly — from their functionality, reliability, performance, to security. In this project, we will practice the API testing of a real web application using the Postman tool covering scenarios like creating, updating, retrieving resources, and also the authorization flow using OAuth 2.0 flow

Skills you will develop

PostmanApi TestingBackend TestingManual API Testing

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Understanding API Testing, it's need and environment setup

  2. Understanding OAuth 2.0 flow

  3. Getting Grant Access

  4. Get Access Token

  5. Add an item to the list (POST request)

  6. Get item (GET request) and Edit Item (PUT request)

  7. Add assertions to the requests

  8. Refresh Token

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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