Recording Stubs

If the API you’re mocking already exists you can speed up the process of stubbing responses using WireMock Cloud’s record feature. This essentially involves telling WireMock Cloud to act as a proxy to the target API then directing some HTTP requests to WireMock Cloud representing the resources you’d like to stub.

A simple recording example

Once you have logged into WireMock Cloud and created a mock API, navigate to the Stubs page.

Then hit the button, enter as the target URL and hit .

Now make a request to your mock API (substituting my-mock-api for your own sub domain name):

$ curl -v

This request will be proxied through WireMock Cloud, so that a GET request will be made to and the result captured.

Now hit , and you should see that an extra stub has been added to the list.

Request matching rules when recording

When a request with no body is received during recording, the recorder will create a stub matched on HTTP method and URL only.

When a request with a body is received a body pattern is also included. If the request body is a valid JSON document, then the equalToJson operator will be used. If XML, the equalToXml operator will be used. Otherwise the operator will be equalTo i.e. simple string equality.