Insomnia API Client
Insomnia is an open-source, cross-platform API client for GraphQL, REST, WebSockets, Server-sent events (SSE), gRPC and any other HTTP compatible protocol.
With Insomnia you can:
- Debug APIs using the most popular protocols and formats.
- Design APIs using the native OpenAPI editor and visual preview.
- Test APIs using native test suites.
- Mock APIs will be coming soon in November 2023.
- Build CI/CD pipelines using the native Insomnia CLI for linting and testing.
- Collaborate with others using the many collaboration features to share your projects.
And a lot more! The following storage options are supported for your projects, collections, specs and all other files:
- Local Vault: for local storage of collections, design specs and every other resource.
- Cloud Sync: for cloud collaboration, end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) and free.
- Git Sync: for Git storage of all files using any 3rd party Git repository.
Insomnia is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux and can be downloaded from the website:
Account & Subscriptions
You can use Insomnia without an account with Scratch Pad, or you can create an account for free to get access to the full capabilities of the product.
Even with an account, Insomnia only stores your projects and files accordingly to the storage backend that you have selected, which can be Local Vault, Cloud Sync, Git Sync or any combination of them. As such you have the freedom to choose to store sensitive projects locally, while still being able to collaborate on others in the cloud or on Git. It's the best of both worlds.
Premium features and support
Kong Inc. offers commercial subscriptions that enhance Insomnia in a variety of ways. Some of those features include the ability to create organizations for your projects, Enterprise SSO with SAML and OIDC, RBAC when sharing our projects with others, AI capabilities to increase developer productivity when creating, testing and documenting APIs and a lot more.
You can explore all premium plans and get started for free.
Bugs and Feature Requests
For more generic product questions and feedback, join the Slack Team.
Check out our open-source Insomnia Documentation.
Initial Dev Setup
This repository is structured as a monorepo and contains many Node.JS packages. Each package has its own set of commands, but the most common commands are available from the root
package.json and can be accessed using the
npm run … command. Here are the only three commands you should need to start developing on the app.
# Install and Link Dependencies npm i # Run Lint npm run lint # Run type checking npm run type-check # Run Tests npm test # Start App with Live Reload npm run dev
If you are on Linux, you may need to install the following supporting packages:
# Update library sudo apt-get update # Install font configuration library & support sudo apt-get install libfontconfig-dev
# Install libcurl for node-libcurl sudo dnf install libcurl-devel
Also on Linux, if Electron is failing during the install process, run the following
# Clear Electron install conflicts rm -rf ~/.cache/electron
If you are on Windows and have problems, you may need to install Windows Build Tools
You can use any editor you'd like, but make sure to have support/plugins for the following tools:
Develop Inso CLI
- Start the compiler in watch mode:
npm run inso-start
Search for, discover, and install plugins from the Insomnia Plugin Hub!
- Insomnia Documenter - Generate beautiful API documentation pages using the documenter plugin or your Insomnia export file.
- GitHub API Spec Importer - A complete set of GitHub REST API route specifications that can be imported straight into Insomnia.
- Swaggymnia - Generate Swagger documentation for your existing API in Insomnia.