Postman is one of the most popular tools used for API testing during the development environment. It started in 2012 as a side project by Abhinav Asthana(Postman’s CEO and co-founder) to simplify API workflow in testing and development by uploading his project to the Chrome Web Store.

With Postman you can design, mock, debug, test, document, monitor, and publish your APIs all in one place.

Install Postman native

  1. Download Postman via wget

    64-bit
    wget https://dl.pstmn.io/download/latest/linux64 -O postman.tar.gz

    32-bit
    wget https://dl.pstmn.io/download/latest/linux64 -O postman.tar.gz

  2. Extract Postman via tar
    Extracting to /opt
    sudo tar -xzf postman.tar.gz -C /opt

  3. Remove downloaded file
    rm postman.tar.gz

  4. Creating a symbolic link
    sudo ln -s /opt/Postman/Postman /usr/bin/postman

    Remove existing link with below command if you face any error while creating, then recreate it again
    sudo rm -f /usr/bin/postman
  5. Creating a launcher icon
    Either Ubuntu will create a launcher icon for you or else you will have to do it yourself.
    With the below code, you can create it.

    cat > ~/.local/share/applications/postman.desktop <<EOL
    [Desktop Entry]
    Version=1.2
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Name=Postman
    Exec=postman
    Icon=/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/assets/icon.png
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Network;WebBrowser;Development;
    MimeType=text/html
    EOL

    Its all done now. Open with your launcher
    You may need to log in back to your account if it does not appear.

Update Postman native

Remove Older Version of Postman
sudo rm --recursive --force /opt/Postman

Delete the Postman symlink
sudo rm /usr/bin/postman

After removing postman follow steps for installing the latest version of Postman in Ubuntu

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