Running HTTPS in Postman

Hello,

Not sure the topic was discussed before or not, how can I run HTTPS in Postman?

Thanks,
Stephen

Could you clarify a little on what you mean?

I imagine you’re not just looking for including https:// instead of http:// in your request url.

Hello Allen,

In fact, I am looking for https:// in Postman to connect the server URL. I hope Postman can handle the TLS hand shake with the server running https.

Thanks,
Stephen

So are you getting an error when trying to hit an endpoint via https?

If yes, you could always add an SSL certificate in the Certificates tab of the settings menu.

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Hello Allen,

Thanks for your response. I looked at the doc and tested. This SSL certificates tab is for installing client side certificates, which, in general, is not used by the HTTPS server. In the TLS handshake protocol, the HTTPS server sends its cert to the client, which is typically a browser. The browser checks the cert against its cert store to validate the cert or ask user to make an exception if the cert is self signed. Notice that there are very few servers that are configured to ask the client to supply its certificate.

What I am looking for is that the Postman can act like the browser to validate the server SSL certificate. It looks like it cannot. So the only choice for moving forward is in Settings -> General to disable “SSL certificate verification”.

Thanks,
Stephen