Requesting access

You can request access to a team member's personal collection or a private collection in your team if you have a link to the collection.

  1. Open the collection link in the browser or the Postman app.
  2. Click Request Access. https://assets.postman.com/postman-docs/access-blocked.png
  3. Select a person to send your request to, a role, and one of your workspaces to add the collection to once access is granted. https://assets.postman.com/postman-docs/request-access.png
  4. Complete your request by clicking Request Access.

This will trigger an email to the person you requested access from. When they approve your request, you will be notified by email. Your request will expire in 15 days, but you can make additional requests on the same collection after that period.

Requesting editor role on a collection

There might be collections that you can view but not edit. These collections have a 'lock' icon next to the collection name.

You can request the Editor role on this collection:

  1. Click the ellipsis icon (...) next to the collection name in the sidebar to open the following menu and choose Manage Roles.
  2. Click Request Access in the modal. https://assets.postman.com/postman-docs/manage-roles-blocked.png
  3. Select a person to send the request to and select the Editor role from the Role dropdown list. https://assets.postman.com/postman-docs/request-additional-access.png
  4. Complete your request by clicking Request Access.

This will trigger an email to the person you requested access from. When they approve your request, you will be notified by email. Your request will expire in 15 days, but you can make additional requests on the same collection after that period.

Approving requests for access

Your team members can request access from you in the following cases:

  1. If your team members have the link to a personal collection, they won't be able to view it, but they will be able to see the name and request access to it.
  2. If you have the Editor role on a collection that is shared, a team member who has the Viewer role will be able to request an additional role from you.

You will receive an email detailing the request for access. https://assets.postman.com/postman-docs/request-access-mail.png

Click Approve Request if you want to grant access to the collection. If you do not wish to give access, you can ignore the request. A request for access will expire in 15 days.

To learn more about collaborating on collections, see Sharing collections and Collection Roles.