Postman is an API development collaboration software developed by Postman Company, which is widely used in API development management, API design, API construction, API testing, and other work processes.

The origin of Postman can be traced back to 2012, when Abhinav Asthana created Postman as a Chrome extension program. Later, Postman became independent and became a completely independent application, widely used in API development and testing.

Postman has many functional features, and the following are some of the main ones:

1. Graphical User Interface: Postman can be used on platforms such as Windows, Linux, and Mac, providing an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical user interface, making API development and testing easier and more convenient.

2. Diversified request methods: Postman supports multiple request methods, including GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, etc. It also supports complex data formats such as JSON and XML in requests.

3. Powerful data processing capabilities: Postman can easily maintain test suites, support batch sending requests, viewing response data, analyzing data, and other functions.

4. Authentication mechanism and security: Postman supports different authentication mechanisms, including Basic Auth, Digest Auth, OAuth 1.0, OAuth 2.0, etc. It also supports automatic highlighting of response data in syntactic format, including HTML, JSON, and XML.

5. Team Collaboration: Postman has a team collaboration feature that allows for sharing request parameters and data, but requires registration and is placed on their server, which poses security concerns for the company.

6. Automation integration: Postman can work through simple configurations, and its functions such as automation integration, batch operation, and script customization make it a significant player in the API software market.

7. Multi platform client support: Postman can download client software for different platforms from its official website, including macOS, Windows (32-bit/64bit), Linux (32-bit/64bit), and other different platforms, which can be installed and used.

8. Online documentation: Postman provides comprehensive online documentation, which provides great assistance for users' use.

9. Personal Space Management: Postman provides personal space management functionality.

10. Team Collaboration API Management: Postman provides team collaboration API management functionality.

11. SAAS service and SSO integration management: Postman provides SAAS service and SSO integration management functions.

Overall, Postman is a powerful and user-friendly API development collaboration software that plays an important role in API development management.


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