Forward to Another Service
In some cases, we may need to forward all or some of the requests to a real backend somewhere outside of MockMotor.
It may be required for:
The forwarding is not performed on mock service level. Instead, each of responses can be configured separately to forward its request, or to respond with a mock. Different responses can even be forwarded to different services, if required.
To forward a response, simply provide the forward URL:
No other values are required. The HTTP request will be forwarded to the backend as-is, including all the HTTP headers except those that can
be different for MockMotor-backend communications. Currently, MockMotor replaces
The response cannot modify the response received from the backend (for example, to add a field to mock a future update). This is planned for some of the future versions.
Forwarding to backends with two-way SSL is not yet supported - MockMotor cannot yet present a trusted certificate.
Forward & Record the Response
Record Response As Mock is enabled, the response from the forward is not only sent back to the consumer but also recorded as a fully configured mock response.
The newly created mock is placed below the forwarding mock. This is to make sure the new mock doesn’t break the current test flow. When the flow is completed, you need to move the recorded mock to its proper place in the list manually.
The recorded mock uses as many of the request parameters as possible to provide the exact match:
The mock also saves the response values: