Applies to ReadyAPI 2.8, last modified on September 11, 2019

The HTTP Header Exists assertion checks whether the header with the name you have specified exists in the request or response.

This assertion works with test steps and virtual APIs that receive HTTP messages in the response.

Availability

This assertion is available in multiple ReadyAPI applications. Depending on the application, it validates the following data:

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SoapUIĀ functional tests The request or response header. See Working With Assertions in SoapUI.
SoapUIĀ security tests The response header. See Security Assertions.
ServiceV The request header. See Assertions in ServiceV.

Create an assertion

Follow these steps:

SoapUI: The Assertions panel

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  1. Open a test step.

  2. Click Add assertion.

In the New Assertions dialog, search for the HTTP Header Exists assertion or select it manually in the Compliance, Status and Standards category.

Follow these steps:

Secure: The Assertions panel

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  1. Open a security test.

  2. Select Response Assertion.

  3. Click in the Assertions panel

In the New Assertions dialog, search for the HTTP Header Exists assertion or select it manually in the Compliance, Status and Standards category.

Follow these steps:

ServiceV: The Assertions panel

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  1. Open a virtual service.

  2. Open the Assertions drop-down panel.

  3. Click in the Assertions panel

In the New Assertions dialog, search for the HTTP Header Exists assertion or select it manually in the Compliance, Status and Standards category.

Setting up properties

Specify the header name. To check multiple headers, add more Header Exists assertions.

ReadyAPI: Configuring the HTTP Header Exists assertion

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Add more assertions for HTTP status codes and response headers:

See Also

Compliance, Status and Standard Assertions
Header Equals Assertion

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