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Introduction to the Self-Hosted Platform

Legacy Documentation
You're viewing legacy documentation for API Fortress (deployed via an on-premises container). To view documentation for the new SaaS version of API Fortress now known as Sauce Labs API Testing and Monitoring (with Sauce Connect tunnels) see API Testing on the Sauce Labs Cloud.

What Is It?

API Fortress can be deployed in nearly any manner that works for you - whether hosted cloud, self-hosted/on-premises, or hybrid.

Our most popular is self-hosted/on-premises, which means the entire platform lives in your environment behind your firewall, or in your VPC.


There are multiple reasons for having an on-prem engine, and these are some of the most common:

  • Satisfies Any Security Requirements
  • Complete Data Ownership
  • Access to Private Staging Environments, Click here to learn more about the Downloaders.
  • Mocking
  • Load Testing
  • Unlimited Use
  • Customization


API Fortress is extremely modular, and most functionalities can be enhanced with extensions and integrations. Some use cases are:

  • Forwarding the results of the tests in a dedicated platform for further analysis, another database, or an object storage.
  • Customizing the chain of alerts with internal tools.
  • Storing the code of the tests in a location that is not the API Fortress cloud.
  • Adding the ability to ingest and analyze exotic data types.
  • Adding functionalities provided by 3rd party libraries

All this is done with a few lines of Java/Groovy that we can help you with.


A simple Docker / Kubernetes / Open Shift deployment.

We ask a handful of questions, setup a configuration file for you, and then you deploy with your preferred container. The system requirements here.

If you would like to trial API Fortress on-premises, simply fill out this survey and we will work on a configuration file for you.


The engine operates exactly the same way API Fortress does in the cloud. Self-hosted/on-premises actually offers even more features which we discussed above under Customizations.