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
Download Postman via wget
64-bit1wget https://dl.pstmn.io/download/latest/linux64 -O postman.tar.gz
32-bit1wget https://dl.pstmn.io/download/latest/linux64 -O postman.tar.gz
Extract Postman via tar
/opt1sudo tar -xzf postman.tar.gz -C /opt
Remove downloaded file(optional)1rm postman.tar.gz
Creating a symbolic link1sudo ln -s /opt/Postman/Postman /usr/bin/postman
Remove existing link with below command if you face any error while creating, then recreate it again1sudo rm -f /usr/bin/postman
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.1cat > ~/.local/share/applications/postman.desktop <<EOL2[Desktop Entry]3Version=1.24Encoding=UTF-85Name=Postman6Exec=postman7Icon=/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/assets/icon.png8Terminal=false9Type=Application10Categories=Network;WebBrowser;Development;11MimeType=text/html12EOL
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
1sudo rm --recursive --force /opt/Postman
Delete the Postman symlink
1sudo rm /usr/bin/postman
After removing postman follow steps for installing the latest version of Postman in Ubuntu