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Staying up to date and organized with our Postman collection of API requests

06/13/2022June 13, 2022(about 2 months ago)
2 min read
06/13/2022June 13, 2022(about 2 months ago)
2 min read

Staying up to date and organized with our Postman collection of API requests

We have some good news! Mux users can now easily interact with our API via our officially supported Postman collection. By forking our collection via the “Run in Postman” button in docs and adding the forked collection to your Postman workspace, you get the following benefits:

  • There’s no need to make manual API requests or repeat requests for multiple team members.
  • The forked collection stays up to date with Mux’s API as changes are made.
  • Requests are organized by category (e.g., live streams, assets, direct uploads).
  • The collection is easily shareable.

Forking the collection

First, you need to briefly navigate away to click an orange button in our docs that says “Run in Postman.” Clicking this button will trigger the user flow to fork a Postman collection.

Get started quickly with Postman. We recommend Postman as a way to easily explore and interact with our API. If you're a Postman user, you can fork our officially supported Postman collection and add it to your workspace by clicking the button below. Future updates and changes to our API specification will be synced with your fork automatically. Orange "Run in Postman" button.

Once you click the button, a new tab will open up, prompting you to click another orange button that says “Fork collection.” Click that button.

Fork collection into your workspace. Work in your own workspace or with your team. Stay up to date with the latest changes to the source collection. Contribute to the source collection through pull requests. View collection in the public workspace if you'd like to. You can import a copy of the collection too. Orange "Fork Collection" button.

Next, Postman will prompt you to create a name for your forked collection — just something to let it know that you’re a clone and not the original. You’ll also have to select which of your existing Postman workspaces you want to copy or fork this collection into. Keep in mind that if you fork this collection into a public collection, it will technically be viewable by other people.

Form. Heading, Fork collection. A fork of the collection will be created in the workspace you select. You can stay up to date with the source collection and contribute your work through pull requests. Source: Mux API. Fork label, Helps identify the fork and distinguish it from its parent. Sample fork label. Label, Workspace. The workspace you'd like to fork and work on the collection. Dropdown of options including public and team workspaces within Postman.

Voila! You can now easily make API requests for Mux Video or Mux Data in Postman with minimal setup. Note: You will still need to set up your personal authentication details.

Sample forked collection that depicts a sidebar of MUX API requests grouped by type. For example, v1 video, assets, live-streams etc. Or v1 data. For example, video-views, dimensions etc.

Follow up with us

We made it possible for you to fork our Postman collection and stay up to date with our API because we believe it will help you get familiar faster and interact more seamlessly with our product. We’d love to know whether this works out for you. You can let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of the respective docs page for the Postman collection.

If you have any questions or want to chat, I’m all ears @clearlythuydoan on Twitter 💃🏻

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