I have used postman for a while and I built a considerable number of collections over time. After an upgrade I was strongly encouraged, if not forced to sign up for a postman cloud account. Just to go around the nagging I did, using a gmail that I hardly ever use.
When I occasionally use postman now it asks me for a password that I hardly ever remember. I do not need a cloud account. So I signed out and postman wiped out all my data.
This is UNACCEPTABLE. I have never authorized postman to delete all my data, nor to upload the data I built over time before signing up for their account into their cloud. My data is mine, it does not belong to Postman. What is even more disturbing is that Postman took the liberty to delete all my local data without my authorization.
This practice is in clear violation of GDPR (I am based in Europe).
Postman must absolutely amend their practice. In the meantime I will report them to the authorities because this is a clear GDPR violation.
So you are saying that my data is gone and I just imagined it, like many other users who reported the same problem. Postman should not hide behind smallprint, they must respect users’ privacy. If I sign out of my account I expect my data to be still there without any exporting and re-importing, including my history data. Postman cannot wipe out my LOCAL data. Postman should not even have access to my LOCAL data.
Exporting my collection is useless because the only way to import them is to sign up for an account and then sign in. I think that it is unacceptable to force users to sign up for your account.
I want to downgrade to an earlier version that allowed me to work totally offline. Please can you let me know what is the latest version that does not force users to sign up for your cloud account and let me have the link?
You’re not being forced to create an account, the choice to do that is completely up to you.
The option is there for you to Export your data from the platform, if signing up for an account doesn’t work in your context.
You currently have a free account already, what’s preventing you from continuing to make use of that?
You can use Postman in an offline/non signed out state with our Lightweight API Client. However, to make use of the Collections, Environments and all the other feature available to you for free, you would be required to be signed in.