What is Postman?
It may not make sure you get your bills and ad circulars delivered to your mailbox every day like a real postman, but the Postman application can still be a big help if you’re a developer working with APIs. Since the popularity of APIs has taken off, developers have been looking for ways to make API development faster and easier.
Postman is one popular tool that has emerged to help you be more efficient. Essentially, it gives you a middle ground between doing all of your API development on the command line and doing all of it in an application interface. API development in the command line can get messy quickly, and doing it all in the application interface doesn’t translate easily into usable code. Postman breaks down all components of an API request into a UI, making it easier to replace variables, make small changes and iterate quickly, while having an easy path to translate it all into code.
But I’m not just here to talk about Postman—I’m here to help you get your apps involving identity services out faster. So I’ll cover three things in this blog:
- How to use Postman environments and collections efficiently
- Identity and access management, it’s importance and how it relates to APIs
- How identity APIs and Postman fit together, with some examples from PingOne for Customers.