SoapUI Plugin Manager

NOTE: Plugin manager is only available in SoapUI Pro that has been replaced with Ready! API. To try using plugins, feel free to download a SoapUI NG Pro trial from our website.

Plugin Manager

Looking for old style plugins? See here: Deprecated Plugins

Looking for background on new plugins? See here: Extension Plugins

Plugin Manager

SoapUI NG comes with a Plugin Manager feature which allows you to easily add and remove plugins from the user interface, without having to worry about placing things in the proper folder, or configuration files manually.

The plugin manager contains a PluginLoader that loads plugins into their own ClassLoader. This means that plugins can have 3rd party dependencies that don't interfere with collide with other plugins or SoapUI itself.
The Plugin manager lets you install, remove and manage your SoapUI extension plugins.

Plugin Browser

The Plugin manager consists of two parts: the Plugin Browser where you manage your plugins, and the Plugin Repository - where you can access the online storage for SoapUI plugins.

Note: Plugins are stored in a folder named plugins in the .soapui folder inside your user folder. (For example in Windows: C:\Users\soapuiuser\.soapui\plugins). If several users want to use the same plugin, they each need to install their own copy.

Open Plugin Manager

To access the Plugin manager, open the File menu and select "Plugin Manager"

File Menu

The plugin browser opens as a separate window.

Plugin Browser

The Plugin browser displays the currently installed plugins and manage, install or remove plugins.

Plugin Browser

Table Columns

Column Description
Name Name of plugin.
Version Available version of the plugin.
Description Short description of the plugin.

Buttons

Button Description
Browse Plugin Repository Open the plugin repository.
Load plugin from file Install previously downloaded plugin.
Uninstall Plugin Uninstall plugin.
Close Close the browser.

Install plugin from repository

1: Click Browse Plugin Repository

2: Follow the instructions in plugin repository

Install plugin from file

Prerequisite: a downloaded plugin file (unpacked).

1: Click Load plugin from file

2: Browse to the file and select the file

Browsing for plugin file

3: Click OK

Install done

4: Click Close

5: Restart SoapUI

Remove plugin

1: Click Uninstall Plugin

Confirm Installation

A confirmation message is displayed.

2: Click Yes

Uninstall done

3: Click Close

4: Restart SoapUI

Plugin Repository

The Plugin Repository displays the currently installed plugins and manage, install or remove plugins.

Plugin Repository

Column Description
Name Name of plugin.
Version Available version of the plugin.
Installed Installed version of the plugin.
Description Short description of the plugin.
Web Page Home web page for the plugin.

If a plugin has a never version available, the Install/Upgrade Plugin button is available.

Install or upgrade plugin from repository

1: Select a plugin from the list

2: Click Install/Upgrade Plugin

Install Confirmation

A confirmation dialog is displayed.

3: Click Yes to download the plugin

Download Confirmation

During the download, a progress indicator is shown.

When the download is done, installation is done automatically.

Install Done

When the install has finished, a message is shown indicating this.

Updated List

Note: You may have to close the repository and reopen it to see the updated information. In any case, we recommend you restart SoapUI after removing or installing plugins.