HTTP4e is a FREE Eclipse plugin that helps quickly make HTTP Requests enabling developers to easily test and create REST & Web Service calls. Open Sourced.


Eclipse HTTP Client (HTTP4e) is a FREE Eclipse plugin for making HTTP and RESTful calls. Built with user experience in mind, it simplifies the developer/QA job of testing Web Services, REST, JSON and HTTP. It is a useful tool for HTTP header tampering and hacking, allowing HTTP code generation to a programming language of choice, as well as JMeter load testing.



Auto Suggest (CTRL + SPACE)

Raw, Pretty, JSON, HEX, Browser response view

SSL/HTTPS and Unicode support

Basic/Digest authentication


Parameterize Headers/Params editor

Import raw HTTP packet, HTTP4e script or Firefox’s Live HTTP Headers

One click Code generation

  • Java, JavaScript, Prototype, jQuery
  • Flex, ActionScript
  • C#, VisualBasic
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • PHP
  • Cocoa
  • JMeter

Export your tabs as JMeter test script

One click HTML Report generation (using “Export all tabs as HTTP4e script”)

Parameters to URL mapping, Parameters to Body mapping

Body “@file_path” loads the file content into Request payload

Multipart Form uploading several files

The Features:

  • Making/Replaying an HTTP call directly from Eclipse IDE
  • Visual Editors for HTTP headers, parameters and body
  • Tabbed browsing (allowing replaying different RESTful, HTTP calls on separate tabs)
  • History support (persisting your valuable REST calls)
  • One-click  HTTP code generation to Java, PHP, C#, Flex/ActionScript, Cocoa/Objective-C, Ruby, Python and Visual Basic
  • One-click JMeter script generation
  • Import and export HTTP4e replay script
  • Export HTTP sessions as HTML report
  • Import raw HTTP packets and Firefox’s Live HTTP headers
  • Aesthetic UI, Code assist, Headers auto-suggest, Syntax coloring
  • “Raw”, “Pretty”, “Hex”, “Browser” and “JSON” views
  • Proxy Configuration
  • BASIC and DIGEST Authentication
  • SSL/HTTPS support
  • Unicode UTF8 support
  • HTTP tampering
  • Tab renaming
  • Available on Windows, MacOS X, Linux, Solaris


  • Java 5+
  • Eclipse 3.2+

Tips and Tricks:

  • Execute HTTP Request Key Binding  CTRL + SHIFT + R
  • Auto Complete commands is CTRL + SPACE. It will open the auto suggest dialog with HTTP headers and relevant header values.
  • History Suggest in Headers and Parameters keeps track of your typing history and smartly auto suggest on next similar header or parameter. Keys to trigger CTRL + SPACE.
  • Panel Expand: Double clicking on any panel expands it.
  • Tabs: Want to make a new request on a new tab? Click the tab button or simply double click on the tab area to open new tab.
  • File Import to POST Body. Typing a POST request is tedious and error prone. You can import external text data to Body panel by Clicking the “Add file” browse button or use @file_path to load the file content as a request payload.
  • Tab renaming option allowing to name each of your tabs