API Automation Challenge

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Mark Winteringham

Tester, Toolsmith, Author and Instructor

Challenge Description

For this challenge, we’ll be using restful-booker-platform which can be found here: https://automationintesting.online/ to see demonstrations of API automation tools that can chain requests and assert HTTP responses. We’d like to see how far you got with solving the challenge, what you liked about the tooling you used, and what you disliked.


Using an API automation tool that you think the community would be interested in, show us how you would mitigate the following risk:

The Room API is unable to create rooms

If you had to build automation to confirm the Room API is able to create a room, how would you do it?


One example of mitigating this risk might be to use Postman to:

  1. Create a request to log in as an admin using the Auth API and save the Cookie that comes back in
  2. Send a POST request to the Room API
  3. Assert that the room has been created and contains expected room details using the Test tab

Tip: Check out the Postman collection for Restful-Booker-Platform to get started with its APIs www.postman.com/automation-in-testing will grant you access to the Auth Swagger documentation.

What you’ll learn
  • Demonstrate an API automation testing tool


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