Postman collections introduction (video tutorial)

Last updated: Nov-09-2022

Overview

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to set up, configure and make your first request with the Cloudinary Programmable Media Postman collections.

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Tutorial contents

This tutorial presents the following topics. Click a timestamp to jump to that part of the video.

Introduction and sign up

Jump to this spot in the video  0:00 Cloudinary has created a set of Postman collections to help you easily try out and make requests to our APIs using a UI-based tool. You can sign up for a free account for both tools on Cloudinary.com and Postman.com.

Navigate to the collections

Jump to this spot in the video  0:21 The documentation pages for each of the Cloudinary APIs have links to the collections, or you can find more details and links on the dedicated Postman collections help page.

Fork the collections

Jump to this spot in the video  0:36 To use the collections, you need to fork them to your own workspace. You can do this by opening up a collection and clicking the fork button from the taskbar.

Add your credentials to an environment

Jump to this spot in the video  1:03 To authenticate your Postman requests to Cloudinary, you need to add your Cloudinary credentials to Postman by creating an environment. The environment will contain the variables and values for cloud_name, api_key, api_secret.

Make your first request

Jump to this spot in the video  1:50 Once you have set up everything for the collections, you can update the parameters and send your first request to Cloudinary. Postman will send back the API response and from here you can start experimenting with the collections.

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