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Apidog CLI

apidog CLI is mainly designed to run apidog test cases in the command line.


apidog CLI requires Node.js with version 10 or higher. Please install Node.js.

How to Install apidog CLI

Use the command below to install:

$ npm install -g apidog-cli

Running with real-time data

Go to the test case page, click on continuous integration, copy the generated command, and run it in command line.


apidog run http://xxx/api/v1/api-test/ci-config/xxxx/detail?token=xxxx -r html,cli 

Run test cases

$ apidog run examples/sample.apidog-cli.json -r cli,html,json

The test report will be saved to the apidog-reports directory.

  • If you want to customize the report, you can use the result in json file to customize the report as needed.

Continuous Integration with Jenkins

How CLI passes file parameter

  1. First, go to the request parameter tab under API documentation - edit documentation, and use the bulk edit to set the file upload path to a variable.

adada adada 2. Save it as an API use case, and import the API use case in automated testing.

  1. Change the value of the path variable based respectively when running different applications

Command-line Options

apidog [options]

  • -h, --help View help information.

  • -v, --version Show apidog version.

apidog run <file-source> [options]

file-source needs to be the path for test cases files exported from apidog.

More options:

-r, --reporters [reporters] Specify test report format. We support cli (default), html, json.
-n, --iteration-count &lt;n> Set iteration count.
-d, --iteration-data &lt;path> Set iteration data (JSON or CSV).
--external-program-path &lt;path> Specify external program path (default to the current working directory).
--out-dir &lt;outDir> Specify output directory for test report. The default is {$current_working_dicrectory}/apidog-reports.
--out-file &lt;outFile> Specify output file name. File extension is not needed. The default file name is apidog-report-{datestamp}-0.
--database-connection &lt;path> Specify database connection path (required for URL testing).
--ignore-redirects Prevent apidog from automatically redirecting requests that return a 3XX status code.
--silent Suppress apidog CLI output to console.
--color &lt;value> Turn on/off the console color output (auto|on|off). The default is auto.
--delay-request [n] Specify delay request between requests (default to 0).
--timeout-request [n] Specify timeout for request (default to 0).
--timeout-script [n] Specify timeout for preprocessor/postprocessor script (default to 0).
-k, --insecure Turn off SSL.
--ssl-client-cert-list &lt;path> Specify ssl client cert list path (JSON).
--ssl-client-cert &lt;path> Specify client cert path (PEM).
--ssl-client-key &lt;path> Specify client key path.
--ssl-client-passphrase &lt;passphrase> Specify client passphrase (for protected key).
--ssl-extra-ca-certs &lt;path> Specify extra ca certs path (PEM).
--verbose Output additional information.
-h, --help Display help for command.


Client Certificate

apidog CLI supports passing in client certificates.

Using single SSL client certificate

  • --ssl-client-cert Specify the path of the public SSL client certificate.

  • --ssl-client-key Specify the path of the private SSL client certificate (optional).

  • --ssl-client-passphrase Specify SSL client passphrase (optional).

Using SSL client certificates configuration file (supports multiple certificates)

  • --ssl-client-cert-list Specify the path of the JSON file of the SSL client certificate list. For example:ssl-client-cert-list.json

"name": "domain1",
"matches": ["*", "https://www.domain1/*"],
"key": {"src": "./client.domain1.key"},
"cert": {"src": "./client.domain1.crt"},
"passphrase": "changeme"
"name": "domain2",
"matches": ["*"],
"key": {"src": "./client.domain2.key"},
"cert": {"src": "./client.domain2.crt"},
"passphrase": "changeme"

This option supports setting different SSL client certificates based on URL or hostname. It takes precedence over the --ssl-client-cert, --ssl-client-key, and --ssl-client-passphrase options. These options will be used as fallback options if there is no match for the URL in the list.

Version Upgrade

CLI Use the command below to upgrade the apidog version.

$ npm install apidog-cli@latest -g