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Install API Tester

API Tester is a graphical tool on Linux that enables you to test API functionality, performance, and security. For more details on API Gateway components and concepts, see the API Gateway Concepts Guide .

Note   API Tester is deprecated and will be removed in a future release. API Tester is no longer installed in a Standard or Complete setup, and is only installed in a Custom setup.


Ensure that all of the prerequisites detailed in Prerequisites are met.

Install API Tester

To install API Tester in GUI mode, perform an installation following the steps described in Installation options, using the following selections:

  • Select the Custom setup type.
  • Select to install the API Tester component.

To install API Tester in unattended mode, follow the steps described in Unattended installation.

The following example shows how to install the API Tester component in unattended mode:

./APIGateway_7.6.2_Install_linux-x86-32_BN<n>.run --mode unattended 
--setup_type advanced   
--enable-components apitester  
--disable-components nodemanager,apigateway,qstart,policystudio,

Start API Tester

Note   Before starting API Tester, ensure that the Admin Node Manager and the API Gateway instance are running. For more details, see Start API Gateway.

To start API Tester after installation, perform the following steps:

  1. Open a command prompt.
  2. Change to your API Tester installation directory (for example, INSTALL_DIR/apitester).
  3. Run apitester.

For more details on API Tester, see the API Tester User Guide available from Axway Support at https://support.axway.com.

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