iStockist + Postman

Set up iStockist API environment postman ordering system.

Here are the 5 steps to set up your iStockist API test environment. We use a third-party API development tool called Postman for the iStockist documentation. This enables you to get up and running with our API in minutes.

What is Postman? Postman is a popular (and free) tool for working with APIs. It’s used by nearly 4 million developers, and there’s a Postman app for Windows, Mac and Linux. With Postman, you can set up a local environment for the iStockist API, and begin testing in few steps.

1. Install Postman

Install postman from the Postman website.

2. Download the iStockist API requests

  1. At top navigation menu of the iStockist API documentation, click Run in Postman button.
  2. A pop-up window will open. Click on the option to open the postman app for your operating system (Postman for Mac, Postman for Windows etc).
  3. The iStockist Collection of API requests will then be saved to your local Postman app.

3. Get your iStockist API keys

  1. Login to your iStockist account.
  2. Click Account > Select Integrations > iStockist.
  3. Change the’Active’ switch to ON > click Save.
  4. You’ll see your customer key and customer secret.
Set up iStockist API environment postman ordering system

4. Add your iStockist API keys to Postman

  1. Login to your Postman account.
  2. Click Settings icon > select Manage environments.
  3. Click Add to add a local environment for iStockist.

    manage environments with istockist and postman
  4. Give the environment a name, for example ‘My iStockist API keys’ > Then Add:
    Key Value
    customer_key [Add the iStockist customer_key as the value]
    customer_secret [Add the iStockist customer_secret as the value]
  5. Click Add to save your local environment variables.
save api keys in postman

5. Select the environment you just created

  1. From the top right of the postman app, there’s a dropdown menu with your saved environments. Select the environment you just created from the dropdown menu.
  2. You’ll now be able to interact with your data in iStockist directly from the api.

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