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Generator for Postman collection based on API Platform 1.*

dev-master / 1.0.x-dev 2016-10-31 13:14 UTC

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Last update: 2022-02-01 12:56:16 UTC


This bundle is not necessary anymore if you use API Platform 2.0 or superior. API Platform now supports natively Swagger and Postman is able to create collections from a Swagger documentation.

Generator for Postman collection based on API Platform.

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Install this bundle through Composer:

composer require --dev api-platform/postman-collection-generator

Using Symfony, update your AppKernel.php file:

public function registerBundles()
    if ($this->getEnvironment() != 'prod') {
        $bundles[] = new PostmanGeneratorBundle\PostmanGeneratorBundle();


This library requires some configuration. Edit your app/config_dev.yml file as following:

    name: Name of your API                  # Required
    description: Description of your API    # Optional, default: null
    baseUrl: http://www.example.com         # Required
    public: false                           # Optional, default: false
    authentication: oauth2                  # Optional, default: null
    defaultLocale: fr_FR                    # Optional, default: en_GB


This bundle provides a unique command to automatically generate a Postman collection based on your API Platform project configuration. Run php app/console postman:collection:build --help for more details.

Use parsers

This library provides a simple way to extend it, called parsers. There are 2 of them: request parsers & command parsers.

Request parsers

Request parsers are services executed to edit Postman requests before being sent to collection. You can, for example, add a custom authentication header, add some tests, etc.

To create your own request parser, your service must implement PostmanGeneratorBundle\RequestParser\RequestParserInterface, and has a tag postman.request_parser.

Careful: some request parsers may be executed before yours. Check for priority process in Symfony Dependency Injection.

Command parsers

Command parsers are services executed to connect to the main command, for example to ask for authentication access.

To create your own command parser, your service must implement PostmanGeneratorBundle\CommandParser\CommandParserInterface, and has a tag postman.command_parser. parse method allows you to ask questions to user, and execute method to do your stuff.

Careful: some command parsers may be executed before yours. Check for priority process in Symfony Dependency Injection.


By default, this library can manage OAuth2 authentication. To use it, fill authentication configuration key using oauth2. When using main command, you will be prompt for some login/password. They will be managed as environment variables in Postman.

Feel free to add your own authenticators as request & command parsers.