Cloud API mock deploymentsPRO


Mockoon Pro allows you to deploy your mock APIs in the cloud and share them with your team or the world. This feature is available in the desktop application and is part of the Mockoon Pro paid plans. Read on to learn how to use it and the different features it offers.

 Managing your cloud deployments

 Deploy an environment to the cloud

You can deploy an environment to the cloud using the context menu in the local or cloud environments list and selecting "Deploy to the cloud":

context menus to deploy cloud environments

In the deployment dialog, you can further customize the deployment by selecting the visibility of the environment:

  • Public: The environment will be accessible to anyone with the URL.
  • Private: The environment will be accessible only to users with the URL and the API key.

deployment dialog

After clicking the "Deploy" button, the environment will be uploaded to the cloud and will be accessible using the provided URL. In the management dialog, you can find the URL and the API key to access the environment. You can also re-deploy the environment or delete the instance:

deployment management dialog

 Re-deploy or delete a cloud instance

In the management dialog, you can re-deploy the environment or delete the instance using the menu:

deployment management dialog re-deploy or delete the instance menu

 Instance URL and visibility

The instance will be deployed on a shared cloud infrastructure and will be accessible using a unique URL in the form of https://mock-abcd1234.serverid.mockoon.app. The URL will be displayed in the management dialog and can be shared with your team or the world.

The visibility of the environment can be set to public or private. Here are the differences between the two:

  • Public: The environment is accessible to anyone with the URL.
  • Private: The environment is accessible only to users with the URL and the API key. The API key is displayed in the management dialog and must be included in the request Authorization header to access the environment.

 Unsupported features

The cloud deployment feature does not support the following features:

  • Custom TLS and hostnames are not supported and will be disabled in the cloud environment.
  • External files linked to the environment are not uploaded and served (e.g. environment's certificates or files used in the "File" response body type). File serving is generally not supported in the cloud environment.
  • The proxy mode will be disabled if it points to a local address or IP (e.g. localhost or 127.0.0.1).
  • Callbacks pointing to a local address or IP (e.g. localhost or 127.0.0.1) will be disabled.

 Major versions migrations

Future major versions of Mockoon may introduce breaking changes to the data model of your environments. When this happens, instances already deployed to the cloud will continue to work with the previous version of Mockoon. However, you will need to re-deploy the environment to the cloud to benefit from the new features and improvements.

 Plans quotas and limits

Some quotas and limits apply to the cloud deployment feature. Here are the main ones:

  • Solo plan:
    • 1 cloud deployment.
    • 50 000 requests per month.
    • 2 requests per second.
  • Team plan:
    • 3 cloud deployments.
    • 100 000 requests per month.
    • 3 requests per second.
  • Enterprise plan:
    • 5 cloud deployments.
    • 250 000 requests per month.
    • 5 requests per second.

These quotas and limits are subject to change. Please refer to your account settings for the latest information.

 Future improvements

The cloud deployment feature is still in its early stages. Here are some improvements we are working on:

  • Support for environment variables.
  • Offer more instance locations and the ability to choose the closest one.
  • Possibility to customize the instance URL or link a custom domain to the instance.
  • Possibility to renew the API key.