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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.

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Prerequisites

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titleHow 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:

http://<host>:9080/soavirt/api 

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