In the header toolbar of the Postman app, click the wrench icon and select "Settings" to open the SETTINGS modal. You can also use the keyboard shortcut (CMD/CTRL + ,) to open the modal.
Postman tries to minimize the number of settings you have to change, so we established some defaults. However, given the diversity of use cases, if you need to make adjustments, here's how:
Trim keys and values in request body: If you’re using the form-data or url-encoded modes to send data to the server, switching this to "ON" will cause any parameters to be trimmed.
SSL certificate verification (native apps only): Prevents the app from checking validity of SSL certificates while making a request.
Always open requests in new tab: Set this option to ON to open requests in a new tab. This option is, by default, set to OFF. Which means each time you click a request in the side bar, Postman opens the request in the preview tab. Refer to the section Working with tabs for a clear understanding of this feature.
Always ask when closing unsaved tabs: If you set this option to OFF, Postman does not prompt you to save changes in your unsaved tabs. By default, this option is set to 'ON'.
Language detection: Setting this to JSON will force a JSON rendering, irrespective of the response Content-Type header.
Request Timeout in ms (0 for infinity): Set how long the app should wait for a response before saying that the server isn’t responding. A value of 0 indicates infinity - Postman will wait for a response forever.
Automatically persist variable values: Enabling this will persist the current value of variables to the initial value at the end of every request execution. This option is by default off for new users. For old users upgrading to the newest versions, this option is turned on. These settings apply only when assigning current values using scripts, for instance pre-request or test scripts. For detailed information on how this feature works in tandem with another option, refer to the section Keep Variable Values.
Working Directory: If you want Postman to persist your file paths, then you must save your files in Postman's default working directory. When you work with files in form-data request body and binary file body, save them in this directory to let Postman persist your file's path relative to the working directory. This means your files loaded from within the working directory run smoothly across devices if other users use the same files on their devices. Postman flags a warning for files that are not stored in this directory.
However, delimiting the working directory can have some unintended security issues as follows:
To learn more about this feature, refer to the section form-data
Pick your pleasure: choose a light or dark theme for the Postman app.
This is where you can view keyboard shortcuts available for your operating system here. Learn more about using these shortcuts to increase your productivity.
Import and export data in bulk inside Postman. This will overwrite your existing collections and environments so be a little careful. It always helps to take a backup before you are importing other files. Learn more about importing and exporting data in Postman.
Download Newman, Postman's command line companion, to integrate Postman collections with your build system, or run automated tests for your API through a cron job. Learn more about Newman.
If you are signed in to Postman, your data is synced with our server, making sure you have it all next time you use the app (and not just locally). You can also manually perform sync using the Sync icon in the header toolbar of Postman app. Learn more about syncing.
Add and view client certificates on a per domain basis. Learn more about setting certificates.
Configure your proxy settings in the Postman app using this tab. For more information on Proxy, see How to configure proxy in Postman.
Postman's native apps will notify you whenever a version update is available. To force a check for updates, head to the Update tab of the SETTINGS modal. Learn about updating the Postman app.
This is where you can verify your current version of the Postman app. There are also some helpful support links to reference.