|The Message Content assertion has been superseded by the Smart Assertion as of ReadyAPI 3.9.0. The assertions will continue to be available, but we recommend transitioning to Smart Assertions.|
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.
This assertion is available in multiple ReadyAPI applications. Depending on the application, it validates the following data:
|In...||Checks...||To learn more...|
|Functional tests||The request or response header.||See Working With Assertions in Functional Tests.|
|Security tests||The response header.||See Security Assertions.|
|Virtual services||The request header.||See Assertions in Virtual Services.|
Create an assertion
Setting up properties
Specify the header name. To check multiple headers, add more Header Exists assertions.
Other assertions for status codes and headers
Add more assertions for HTTP status codes and response headers:
Compliance, Status and Standard Assertions
Header Equals Assertion