Pre-requisites for Rest Assured

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Rest Assured is a Java-based library used for testing RESTful APIs. This article will show the prerequisites needed to use Rest Assured.


Because Rest Assured is a Java-based library, Java must be installed on your system. Rest Assured is compatible with Java 6 and later.

Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

You will need an IDE like Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, or NetBeans to write and run your Rest Assured tests.


Rest Assured is compatible with Maven, a build automation tool commonly used for Java applications. Maven makes it easier to create and manage dependencies in your project.

Understanding of RESTful APIs

Because Rest Assured is used to test RESTful APIs, you should understand what they are and how they work.

Basic knowledge of HTTP

Rest Assured interacts with RESTful APIs via HTTP methods such as GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, etc. As a result, a basic familiarity with HTTP is required.

Familiarity with JSON and XML

RESTful APIs frequently return JSON or XML data. As a result, it is critical to have a fundamental understanding of these formats to test RESTful APIs with Rest Assured adequately.