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Postman for effortless dynatrace API access across environments

pahofmann
Champion

I've been updating postman collections for myself for a while to make it easier to work with the Dynatrace API across multiple clusters, tenants and environments.

 

I have put the files on github now, maybe someone will find it usefull.

 

Setup is very quick, then you can just select the request and environment against which to execute it.

 

Here is a short guide:

  Import collections

Postman is available for free from postman.com.

Import (file -> import) the collection .json files for the APIs you want:

A separate collection for each, including all requests of that API, will be created:

    Create environments

For each of your dynatrace environments/tenants you want to use, add a postman environment via manage environments -> add:

 

The environment needs two variables (names are case sensitive!):

  • DT_HOST
    • URL to the environments
      • For managed: your-dt-domain.com/e/Environment-ID
        • example.com/e/b80b158e-ev23-4330-30fcc-c4391bbx6ce2
      • For SaaS: Env-ID.live.dynatrace.com
        • abc133769.live.dynatrace.com
  • DT_TOKEN
    • An API token for the environment

new-environment

    Request away!

Now you can open any request and easily execute it against different dynatrace environments by selecting the environment on the top right: Dynatrace API Postman Collections

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AntonioSousa
Leader

This seems very interesting! Going to check it out when I have a little time.

Malaik
Organizer

Thanks @pahofmann for sharing, sure will be useful.

 

I cant find the way to get the json files.

 

 

You can get from from the API Explorer. 

Hi @pahofmann ,

How can I download the collection from the github ?

 

The collections are saved as .json files in the repository. 

You can either copy them from the specs folder or just download the whole bundle from the releases page.

Thanks a lot man

 

Good day 🙂

 

pahofmann
Champion

Updated to 220, including cluster APIs.

pahofmann
Champion

With one of the recent Postman version the UI changed a bit.  The environments can now be found in the left side menue:

pahofmann_0-1625821034544.png

 

Yes, i used this version after my last post

 

Thanks or your update.

Very Useful