Testing HTTP Requests with Sensitive Content

An easy way to test HTTP requests during development or prototyping is httpbin or requestbin - HTTP Request & Response Service.

However if you debug production issues your requests might contain sensitive data.

Run from a prebuilt image from DockerHub

Lucky you the Git repository kennethreitz/httpbin behind the project already contains a Dockerfile and is available as prebuilt image.

The documentation is a bit sparse so I decided to publish the few commands needed to run a local httpbin sevice using the pre-built image kennethreitz/httpbin:

$ docker run -it --rm --publish 8080:8080 kennethreitz/httpbin

Build and run locally

$ git clone git@github.com:kennethreitz/httpbin.git
$ cd httpbin
$ docker build . -t datenkollektiv/httpbin
...
Successfully built 15190579d045
Successfully tagged datenkollektiv/httpbin:latest

Once the image is ready...you can use the local image datenkollektiv/httpbin as easy as the pre-built image:

$ docker run -it --rm --publish 8080:8080 datenkollektiv/httpbin

Access and test the httpbin locally via http://localhost:8080/ip.

$ curl http://localhost:8080/ip
{
  "origin": "172.17.0.1"
}

Browse to http://localhost:8080 for a complete list of supported features.

Happy testing...

PS: If you need to track your requests you might want to use requestbin which is capable of recording requests...

$ git clone git://github.com/Runscope/requestbin.git
$ cd requestbin
$ docker-compose build
$ docker-compose up -d
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