Getting Started

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.42.1, last modified on November 28, 2022

ReadyAPI contains several powerful instruments for creating comprehensive tests of your API and Web Services.

This section will briefly guide you through the steps of getting started with ReadyAPI. It is intended for users who want to jump right into ReadyAPI and start using the basic features. If you would like more detailed instructions on how to use ReadyAPI, please visit the appropriate sections of this manual


We’ll start with some administrative topics which will cover some initial setup, including installation and license activation.

Before you begin, you’ll need to install ReadyAPI and activate your license.

To use ReadyAPI, you need a trial or commercial license for one or more of ReadyAPI tools: Test, Performance, or Virtualization.

ReadyAPI342.1 uses two types of licenses - File-based license (requires license file from SmartBear) and SmartBear ID-based license (don’t require license keys or files).

See Also

Moving from SoupUI to ReadyAPI
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