HTTP4e - HTTP and REST Client for Eclipse

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HTTP4e is an Eclipse plugin that helps you quickly build HTTP REST packets enabling you to easily test and create REST Service and Web Service calls.

A tool for Web Development, Web/Rest Services Development, Testing, HTTP hacking and tampering.


Eclipse HTTP Client (HTTP4e) is an Eclipse plugin for making HTTP and RESTful calls. Build 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 your daily job of HTTP header tampering and hacking.

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

Visit HTTP4e, Eclipse REST Client Home at


Version 4.0:

  • Introducing Tab Rename option
  • Introducing Parameterization of Headers and Params

Version 3.0:

  • Introducing @file abilities to load external payload to body by simply passing @/file/path
  • Export HTTP sessions report as HTML
  • Export and import HTTP4e replay script
  • Importing raw HTTP packets
  • Importing http packets directly from Firefox’s Live HTTPHeaders
  • Enhancing tabs
  • Fixing Pretty view XML formatting
  • JMeterone click script generation
  • PHP, Flex/ActionScript, Cocoa/Objective-C, Ruby, Pythonone click script generation
  • C#, Visual Basic.NETone click script generation
  • JavaScript, Prototype, jQuery one click script generation
  • Apache HTTP Components 4.x one click code generation

Version 2.x changes:

  • Fixing Proxy Connections
  • Introducing BASIC and DIGEST Authentication

Version 1.6.x changes:

  • Fixing Linux Fonts
  • Adding UTF8 Unicode support
  • Fixing Mac OS/Linux persisting, thus you will not loose your HTTP call on Eclipse/Computer restart

Version 1.5.x changes:

  • Fixing Mac OS X 10.x Fonts

Version 1.4.x changes:

  • Introducing JSON View
  • Fixing SSL as HTTP4e is running https urls without any SSL preferences
  • Java one click code generation bug fixes
  • Persisting all views, thus on Eclipse close you don’t loose your HTTP call data
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Date Created: 
Thu, 2007-09-06 09:51
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Date Updated: 
Fri, 2013-06-14 15:52
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zmilanov's picture


The tools has been open sourced at or

pverest's picture

Gave a try and it is awesome.

There my fork at and Pull Request for maven build

pverest's picture

Unfortunately it is commercial with only 1 day for trial.
It is like waste of time, when there are free plugins for browsers to do the same.