Azure DevOps | Deploy Postman Tests in Azure DevOps Test Plans

Deploy Postman Tests in Azure DevOps Test Plans

Azure DevOps allows you to automate the testing of your APIs and applications, and Postman is a popular tool for API testing. In this guide, we will walk through the process of deploying Postman tests as part of your Azure DevOps pipeline.


  • An Azure DevOps account and a project set up.
  • Postman collection containing the tests you want to run.
  • A basic understanding of Azure DevOps pipelines.


Step 1: Add Postman Collection to Your Repository

  1. Ensure your Postman collection is saved in a location that is accessible by your Azure DevOps repository. This can be the same repository or a shared location.

  2. Commit the Postman collection to your repository, so it’s available for pipeline execution.

Step 2: Create an Azure DevOps Pipeline

  1. In your Azure DevOps project, go to the “Pipelines” section.

  2. Click on “New Pipeline” to create a new pipeline.

  3. Select your repository as the source for the pipeline.

  4. Choose a template or start with an “Empty job” if you want to configure your pipeline from scratch.

Step 3: Configure the Pipeline

  1. In your pipeline YAML file, you can define a job to run Postman tests.
- job: RunPostmanTests
  - script: |
      # Install Newman (Postman CLI)
      npm install -g newman

      # Run Postman collection
      newman run path/to/your/postman_collection.json
    displayName: 'Run Postman Tests'

Make sure to replace path/to/your/postman_collection.json with the actual path to your Postman collection file.

  1. You can also configure the pipeline to run these tests as part of a specific trigger, such as on every code commit or on a schedule.

Step 4: Save and Trigger the Pipeline

  1. Save your pipeline configuration.

  2. Manually trigger the pipeline to verify that your Postman tests are executed.

  3. Monitor the pipeline’s output for test results.

What Next?

By deploying Postman tests within Azure DevOps, you can automate the testing of your APIs as part of your continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) process. This ensures that your API tests are consistently executed, helping you catch issues early in the development cycle.

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