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When Web services use REST architecture, they are called RESTful APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) or REST APIs.

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API test automation: GUI tool vs programmatic approach?

We have a Rest API written in C# and I need to investigate a good approach to automate the tests. There are 2 ways to automate API tests: GUI tool (e.g. SoapUI) Programmatic approach, using some test ...
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How to wait for an api request to return a response?

We use a proprietary framework based on the REST-assured library and TestNG to automate API testing for our REST web services. I saw some api testing code which uses Thread.sleep(n seconds) to wait ...
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Useful real-world APIs to test against

In order for me to firm up my understanding of API testing I'm looking at testing against some real-world API's. For understanding, I'm going to be writing my API tests in C#, ideally utilising ...
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Assistance with a DELETE request in Postman

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’...
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Testing RESTful webservice with kerberos authentication

I've been testing a RESTful webservices for the last little while using SoapUI. It's worked great until this week where a requirement was added that the web service must use Kerberos authentication, ...
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Unable to capture Rest API's in soapui with proxy

I am a SoapUI Beginner, using SOAPUI(version 5.3.0) open source for API testing. I want to fetch all Rest API with a proxy. But whenever I use HTTP Monitoring Tool in soapUI to fetch all the rest APIs ...
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Getting issue while sending nested JSON as request to validate the POST REST API method using Karate framework

Please note that I am trying to send the below request and validate the response on POST method using url `http:******* Note : I tried sending nested Json as an array like ****[0]='', voucherData[1]='...
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How to create automation framework for automation of REST APIs?

Currently, I am using JMeter to automate APIs but I have been asked to form a framework that is quicker and convenient to use for everyone in the team and a framework that preferably involves reading ...
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Postman vs writing tests programmatically using curl or related vs unit tests

I am new to Rest API testing and this questions might be asked already. We are building a Rest API for our react applications using Laravel Framework (PHP). We want to test it but we are confused ...
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BDD & Rest API automation

When I search for BDD and Rest API automation. I get lots of examples where some user scripts a human-readable user story which shows how to use his API. This user calls it BDD. But BDD based not ...
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Generating tests for REST API based on RAML

I'm trying to find a way to do automated regression testing on a REST API. My idea is to generate automated tests based on the RAML documentation of the API and this way I can also test the ...
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Testing idempotency - Is it enough to make two api calls to test idempotency?

Firstly, w3's (confusing) definition of idempotent http methods - https://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html. My understanding of idempotent http methods is that when a request is made ...
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What is the best approach to the REST APIs automation?

I have been working on REST API test automation in JAVA and have many approaches in my mind but not able to decide which one is better. Here are few approaches that I can think of- Very Simple and ...
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Diff between Integration(written by dev) and End to End testing(written by qa)

Recently, I was in conversation with a developer, developing an API. We had a conversation appertaining to testing of that API, while I told him we will test the end to end flows of API using ...
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API testing single layer

I would like to start writing some API tests for one of our APIs, but we are seeing a lot of issues with stability of other APIs and I'm not really sure how to handle that problem. To clarify I have ...
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How to implement the cucumber data table for different JSON post using java?

I'm trying to post different json body , but same set of set of steps ie., request builder, header and assertion. Is it possible to implement cucumber data table for different set of json?
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Starting points for REST API Automation

I am new to REST API Automation. As an Automation Engineer, should I expect to get the below mentioned things as a starting point which can help me write the automation code or is it my ...
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How can I mock a c# restful webservice and test it using java?

I suppose this is more like two questions. Considering i wanted to do some automated testing of a restful web service that is written in c#. How can I using java and something like rest-assured test ...
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Advice on assertions to make when creating an API testing framework

I'm currently looking at building an API test automation framework for a series of Rest Services, utilising c#. Coming from a UI-automation background I was after some advise on assertions when ...
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What is the best way to test API? [closed]

I am working as QA in a company. We create a client-server mobile application. Now I want to test our APIs via automation during my daily routine. What is the best way to test a RESTful API? Any ...
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How to Handle the odd and even number of user in Two Thread Group in jMeter

I am using JMeter to load test an Uber-like application. I have set it up so that in the first thread group the user logs in makes one request for a ride. In the second thread group "Drive Login" the ...
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What are the good java Frameworks/Libraries for REST API Automation Testing? [duplicate]

My primary focus will be to make API Calls and to verify Status Code and Json response.If you know any library which makes this task easier please answer. As of now I am using Postman-Newman Apache ...
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How to Run Entire Test Plan continuously for multiple Times in JMeter(Not thread group ) [duplicate]

I created Test plan in JMeter with 2 Thread group. one Thread group consisting of 100(user) Number of thread and other consisting of 10(user) Number of thread. So i want run this entire Test plan ...
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How to store all and multiple response data using setProperty Function in jmeter

Here is the scenario : 20 users with one thread group and 6 driver with other thread group here interlink the thread group with beanshell Assertion with setproperty method so from 20 user is ...
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Rest Assured Vs. Apache HttpClient performance

I am checking Rest Assured now, and want to understand its performance. So, I created 2 unit tests: public static final String C_URL = "http://ergast.com/api/f1/2017/circuits.json"; @Test public ...
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NullPointerException in RequestSpecification

Getting Null pointer exception whenever running, unable to resolve. Below is my code public static RequestSpecification setFormParam(String formParam, RequestSpecification reqSpec) { ...
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Deviation in JMeter

I am new to Web API development. I have created a small Web API, which returns a JSON output. The Web API is running on another PC in the same network. I have been connected to the API via GET ...
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Should I test the created data after using Post Https Requests from Postman?

We are gonna use Postman to tests our API resources. When you create a Post HTTP request to your API, it returns success response and not sure if the data were created successfully and correctly. ...
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What is the simplest way to rewrite Postman requests to C#

I have made lots of made Requests in JSON in Postman. Now I am thinking about re-write all the Postman-tests into C#. There are many different Nuget packages that could be used. I have googled a ...
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How to test single sign on(SSO) application using a token

I have to two applications : A : is the parent application B : is the child application. When the user has to access B , he needs to sign in to A , which creates a token, and then the user can ...
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Best practices for rest-assured api automation testing

I am working in a rest-assured tool to automate API's. I am using java language. I did a sample API automation. I want to improve. So I want to know the best practice for rest-assured API automation. ...
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SoapUI/ReadyAPI: How to best compare two data sources

I am currently setting up some REST API tests. I have a test case that has the following Steps: Data Source - Get all Auth credentials in database REST Request - Auth POST getting auth token ...
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Configuring OAuth2 with RestSharp

I'm looking to set up a test against the Vimeo API and have been using some of the RestSharp tests to set me up. However, since these test were written Vimeo now requirs OAuth2 rather than OAuth1. I'...
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What to target when testing an SDK interacting with a Web API?

I have started building an SDK in Golang that interacts with a REST API. Without testing the actual API for correctness and isolating the tests for the SDK, what should I be looking to assert within ...
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PostMan gives “JSONError: Unexpected token '<' at 1:1 <!DOCTYPE html> ^ ” when trying to extract data from response body [closed]

I am trying to chain API request on using POSTMAN. I am writing a script in the test section for extracting token from the response body and storing it in an environment variable. This is my code in ...
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Testing scenario to test remote API through Proxy server [closed]

I'm working on Remote API testing. Now we decided to pass every request through proxy server to fetch the endpoints. I just wanted to know is their any special scenario that I need to focus. Thanks.
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Using `ava` test runner for functional testing

This question is to get a recommendation from the community, what framework/library they mostly use for testing their APIs (REST) in JavaScript. I stumbled upon https://github.com/avajs/ava, would ...
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Get error (Illegal query expression: must be surrounded with curly brackets) while trying to fetch details about test-set in QC ALM Rest api

I want to update the test results of Cucumber test scenarios to QC ALM using Rest API. I have individual test-set for all automation test scenario (There is a 1-1 mapping between automation test ...
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JMeter REST API script not working over Https

I have a JMeter script, that actually have a "HTTP Sampler" for hitting a REST API. This Rest service is running on HTTPS that is currently using "Self-Signed Certificate", but when I run my script ...
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Rest API possible test cases [closed]

I'm working in rest api testing. Currently I test when request send and json response generate or not. I'm test with positive and negative values to put in parameters in the url. Now I need to test so ...
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Confusion of using rest api testing [closed]

I have done my selenium functional automation testing Now my company gave a task to do rest api testing .There were several tools are there like Jmeter, soap ui etc... and also we can add rest-assured ...
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API/REST API Performance Testing within a Gateway Staging Environment. At what point which performance test procedure should be used correctly?

In my current project, there is planning regarding a load and performance test within a staging environment and Jenkins pipeline based. The question I'm only asking myself when and where to start in ...
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Testing REST api with postman

I am very new to this, so I am approaching it like I would test a sign up form for instance. I have a Rest interface exposed for testing operations: Getting all users, getting users by id, searching ...
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What are the best ways to Automate JSON POST Request using Restassured API

What are the best ways to Automate JSON POST Request using Restassured API. My POST request is too big and all my endpoints requests are too bit. Appreciate your help on this. For Ex: { "...
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Can i use RESTAssured API for SOAP Web Service Automation

I know , i can use RESTAssureed API for REST web service automation. But, can i use REST Assured API to automate SOAP web services. or are there any other way to automate SOAP web service using Java
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Jmeter 1 Thread Group and Multiple HttpRequest

I have the following Jmeter configuration where I have 1 Thread Group with Number of Threads 1 and under this 4 HttpRequest I have defined. The loop count is forever. My question is how will my ...
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Is it a good practice to compare responses with benchmark responses in API Test Automation?

Is it is good practice while writing automated tests for APIs to compare the complete response of the requests with a benchmark response instead of writing specific tests to verify the required values ...
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Deserializing JSON response using RestSharp

I'm looking for some general advice with an API framework I am setting up using C# and RestSharp as the client library. I've successfully set up an initial test, but I'm now looking at creating a ...
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Testing NIFI: best practices

I do have new task related to test NIFI Apache. not sure where to start or how to. I have one thing in mind to test it as an API but the only response it sends is status code. I know also it has be ...
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How to find method name and return types in API testing?

When creating a test for api testing how do I determine which method I should call(how to know method name) and and its return type(GET,POST,etc)? For example : Do I have to talk to developers and get ...