Page tree

Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

You can use the Parasoft REST API to remotely  create, update, and execute test assets directly on the Parasoft server. This enables third-party integrations, custom programmatic interactions, and access via additional user interfaces such as Parasoft CTP.

Sections include:


  • The SOAtest server must be running

  • Server API-enabled license

How do I start SOAtest Server

From the cli: soatestcli -startServer
From the UI: Click the Start Server button in the SOAtest Server view.

If the Start Server button is grayed out and the red Stop Server button is enabled, this means that the server is running.

About the REST API

The REST API enables you to perform core operations, without using the desktop GUI, as well as integrate with other applications or tools that part of your Dev/Test infrastructure. You can create, update, and delete data sources, test suites, tools, environments, etc. For details, see the API documentation by opening the following URL in a browser:


Your tools may be deployed on different ports.

Returning Requests in GZIP Format

The REST API can return requests in GZIP format. This results in smaller payloads being sent over the wire, which decreases the amount of time it takes to read responses from the server.

To have requests returned in GZIP format, the client accessing the REST API just needs to set the following HTTP header:
Accept-Encoding: gzip

Connecting to the API Using the Java Client

You can use Parasoft's Java-based client to connect to the Parasoft SOAtest/Virtualize Server so that you can start developing applications using the API. 

  1. Add the Maven repository to your pom.xml:



  2. Next, add the dependency:

      <version>9.10.6</version>  <!-- should match version of your SOAtest server -->

    The class enables you to connect to the Parasoft SOAtest Server and invoke various operations, such as viewing and manipulating .tst files.

Refer to the API documentation for information on the resources available through the API.