Beeceptor is an API Mocking, HTTP Inspector/bin and a Reverse Proxy tool. It gives you a server endpoint to accept requests. It's comparable to an API Gateway.
Postman is an API Client, Design and Documentation tool with features for API lifecycle management. It is majorly an API client. It has API mocking feature as well.
Super easy! Replace API's base-url.
Beeceptor doesn't require you to download anything or add any package/library as a dependency. It is managed via a web-browser based UI for all platforms.
Download, Install & Replace API's base-url.
You download the Postman application, install and start the mock server. The application is available for all the platforms.
Free for 1,500 requests/month
$10 for 15,000 requests/month
$25 for 100,000 requests/month
Unit: Pricing per API endpoint (subdomain). Unlimited users and sharing.
Free for 1,000 requests/month
$15 for 10,000 requests/month
$36 for 100,000 requests/month
Unit: Pricing per user or seat.
Management of Mocking Rules
Simple to understand mocking rules and their execution.
Complex matching algorithm that depends on custom headers (
Beeceptor gives you an engaging real time experience. You can view incoming requests and responses in real-time. It uses fanout architecture to notify all the consumers who are currently live to view updates.
You need to go to request logs and pull updates by clicking the 'Refresh Log' button.
Beeceptor lets you proxy traffic to the original APIs. The request will be routed to your original API if there are no matching mocking rules. The result of this is a seamless API endpoint, where you have patched new mocks on top of an existing API endpoint.
Reverse proxy is not available with Postman.
It has a Custom Proxy feature, which records the traffic between two services on the machine where Postman is running.
Dynamic Mock Responses
Beeceptor supports Handlebar styled syntax for picking request's body, headers, query parameters, etc. In addition, it has FakerJs styled dummy data generators.
Beeceptor goes further and gives you an ability to make FakerJs parameterized. E.g.
Postman supports Handlebar styled syntax for picking request's body, headers, query parameters, etc. In addition, it has FakerJs styled dummy data generators.
The call logs (referred as Request History) are available for 10 days with Team plan and above.
The call logs (referred as Request Log) are available for 7-30 days based on your selected plan.
Beeceptor supports local tunneling. As a developer, you can route all the incoming requests to an API/HTTP service running locally on your development machine.
Read the docs
Not available with Postman.
Available at request or API level. (fine-grained)
Available at the collection level. (coarse-grained)
You get a named endpoint of your choice.
You get a random UUID endpoint name.
Security of Mock Server
Secure your mock server with any HTTP header name and value pair. E.g. HTTP Basic, x-api-key, etc.
Secure your mock server by passing an