Getting started with Postman Team Sync

We are excited to have you on our Team Sync beta. This is a quick walkthrough of the team part of Postman Team Sync. Using the rest of the features of the app is identical to v3.0. If you want an invite to the team sync beta, let us know here.

Download the team sync beta app

This beta runs on a separate app. You will need to install this app. Using the invite link that you received in your mail, signup to create a team.

Adding users to your team

Click on your username –> Manage Profile on the top right of the app.

manage profile

This will take you to your profile page on postman. Click on "Team" to go to your team page.

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This is your team page. Here is where you can update your team details and add new team members. Alternatively you can get this page directly with this link – https://beta.getpostman.com/profile/teams

Click on "Invite Members".

invite members

In the modal that opens up, enter email address of all your team members. They will receive and invite to join your team.

enter email

Adding a collection to the team library

To add a collection to the team library, (1) click on share button(next to each collection), which opens up a modal window. This modal is similar to the one that we had earlier but with an extra 'Team sharing' option.

Sharing a collection

(2) Tick checkbox 'Read only' if you want to make the collection read only for other team members. (3) Click on 'share' button under 'Team Sharing'.

Read Only – What it means : When you create a read-only collection, your team mates can subscribe to it, but they cannot edit it. Any changes that you(owner) make propagates to all its subscribers instantly. They cannot save requests or add new request to the collection or update the collection documentation. They can however create a duplicate copy of the same and make changes to it.

On an editable collection, the changes made by your team member, propagates to the owner as well as other subscribers of the collection.

Subscribing to a collection

Click on "API Library" on the top of the app.

api library

This page shows your team's collections. It shows all the collections that you have shared with the team as well as collections shared by your team mates.

subscibe

Find the collection that you want to subscribe to and click on subscribe.

Update

Team Sync is available as part of Postman Cloud in production now. If you are a Postman account holder on www.getpostman.com/, you can log in and purchase the upgrade. More details coming soon!

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  • gasparotto

    what about Environments sync?

    • Postman REST Client

      This is part of our roadmap. Would have an announcement soon.

      • kaylors

        Gonna be eagerly waiting for this one!

        • Patrick

          me too

      • aelgali

        Any update on the Environment sharing feature and when it is coming?

        • Postman

          Coming pretty soon! ETA is Feb first week.

  • Gavin McFall

    What would be really handy is the ability to publish your collection to the library without the need for it to stay in 'Your collection'
    At present when I create a collection I share it with the API library where people can be subscribed but If I don't want to keep it locally I have to delete the collection which then removes it from the library.

    • Postman REST Client

      We would have filtering tools for the sidebar that should make collection management easier. Though I don't understand the use case where you would share a collection but not want it yourself. Can you elaborate a little more?

  • Patrick

    Team Sync is working great for us! It's so much easier when everything automatically keeps up-to-date…
    I have one issue that I don't know how to solve yet though: Our team is working with different customers on several projects. We would like to allow members of the customer's team to access "their" project's collection, but (obviously) don't want them to see or even access other collections.
    Any ideas how this one can be tackled?

    • Postman

      Hi Patrick,

      Guest accounts are coming soon for Team Sync that should help you solve this. Stay tuned!

  • Kirk Sutton

    this document doesn't have the flow that I see. I see on my team page an add member button that forces me to buy a license. it does not allow me to send an email invite. This woudl be handy if the user already has jetpacks.

  • Keith Mo

    how can I delete environment templates created by others?
    The owner of those templates has left the team.