Keep your APIs up and functioning
Test your APIs from top to bottom by setting up multiple HTTP requests. Retrieve data from each request and use it to perform tasks in other steps.
Monitor for performance
Check the performance of every request, and set assertions for maximum response times. Spot trends in your performance dashboards.
Verify API functionality
Test redirects, authentication, perform CRUD, or any other API interaction. Monitor for result codes, and check if your API returns expected content.
Test from 226 locations
Monitor your APIs from 226 global checkpoints. Use Concurrent Monitoring to test from several locations simultaneously.
Get alerted immediately
With tests as frequent as every minute, you will know the moment your API is in trouble with alerts and escalations from Uptrends.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist. We built an intuitive, easy to understand step-builder that everyone can use.
“API Monitoring helps us to get as much information as we can to diagnose underlying problems.”
Build and test the API calls your end users use
Set up API monitors to cover your most critical, real-life use cases, and ensure you find out about any underlying issues before your customers do.
Have full control
You will have full control over the HTTP request content. Set the HTTP method, URL, request headers, and request body for each request.
With assertions, you set up detailed checks for each response. Verify the HTTP status code, content checks, request duration, and more.
Access your protected APIs by adding the necessary authentication (Basic, NTLM, Digest, and OAuth) method in a few simple clicks.
RegEx pattern matching
Use multiple regular expressions to set up complex pattern matching regardless of whether your API returns XML or JSON responses.
Pull data from request to request
Each step has the ability to create new variables and has access to the stored variables that are created by other steps, so you can re-use previously captured data in any part of your scenarios.
Continuously test your API responses
Are you using programs like Postman, Fiddler or SoapUI to test your API? We love those tools too, but manual testing will only get you so far. You need continuous automated testing to monitor changing circumstances, for example:
- Failing resources,
- Network issues,
- Availability of the underlying database,
- Expired security credentials, and
- Much more!
Take it step-by-step
By using Uptrends' multi-step API monitoring, you can set up extremely powerful scenarios. And the fun thing is you don’t need any programming skills to start building!
Configure steps easily
We won’t call it plug and play, but you don’t have to be a whiz kid to start monitoring. Seriously, everyone can set up complex scenarios at ease.
Inspect detailed reports
Inspect detailed step reports that include the total duration, HTTP status code, passed or failed assertions, and request and response headers.
Know when your APIs break
With tests as often as every minute, you’ll know the moment your API is in trouble. Get alerts by SMS, email, voice, webhooks, or integrations like Slack.
Combine with Custom Metrics
You may want to track other numeric data returned from your API endpoints. If your API sends the data, it’s easy to track it with Custom Metrics.
You’re one step away from complete API Monitoring
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