I'm attempting to create some API tests to assist with getting familiar with API automation and I'm using the really helpful Restful-Booker API for this. The API documentation is also here.

However I’m having an issue with the DELETE request as given below

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I’ve initially created a booking, then I’m looking to delete it but whenever I run the request through Postman I get a 403 Forbidden error as below.

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Would someone be able to point me in the direction where I may be going wrong with this.

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You need to provide token generated create Token API here in header under cookie field.

and URL used in not as mentioned in API


Please check the screenshot here.

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  • Hi Sid, thanks for your comment. How do I obtain the cookie from the "create booking API? Commented Sep 14, 2018 at 10:23
  • Hi @Andy use this API to get the token for your User restful-booker.herokuapp.com/apidoc/…
    – Sid
    Commented Sep 14, 2018 at 10:30
  • Thanks Sid. And then do I then need to add this token when I create a booking, and then delete it later on? If you could provide screenshots of the flow you used that would help with my understanding Commented Sep 14, 2018 at 10:36
  • I think only delete requires the token and create booking does not has token in body, it requires all booking related data in body. I have attached screenshot for token creation and my bad i have mentioned there token generated in create booking API, it is separate API as mentioned in above comments. [edited my answer as well :) ]
    – Sid
    Commented Sep 14, 2018 at 10:49
  • That's great, thanks Sid. I've now been able to work this out. Out of interest what's the reasoning behind having to pass these tokens around? Commented Sep 14, 2018 at 10:50

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