SoapUI - Installation & Configuration

SoapUI is a cross-platform tool. It supports Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.


  • Processor − 1GHz or higher 32-bit or 64-bit processor.

  • RAM − 512MB of RAM.

  • Hard Disk Space − Minimum 200MB of hard disk space for installation.

  • Operating System Version − Windows XP or later, MAC OS 10.4 or later.

  • JAVA − JAVA 6 or later.

Download Process

Step 1 − Go to and click Download SoapUI.


Step 2 − Click ‘Get It’ to download SoapUI Open Source. It will start downloading 112MB .exe file in the system. Wait till the download process is complete.

Testing Downloads

Installation Process

Step 1 − After downloading, run the .exe file as “Run as administrator”.

Exe File

Windows will start the set up process as shown in the following screenshot.

Install Wizard

Step 2 − Once set up, the process window displays the following screen, click Next.

Process Window

Step 3 − Accept the license agreement and click Next.

License Agreement

Step 4 − Choose the installation directory or keep it as the default path selected by the system. Click Next.

Installation Directory

Step 5 − Choose the components that you want to install. Click Next.


Step 6 − Accept the License Agreement for HermesJMS and click Next.

License for Hermes

Step 7 − Select the target directory to save tutorials and click Next.

Target Directory

Step 8 − Choose the start menu folder location or else leave the default location as is and click 'Next'.

Default Location

Step 9 − Enable the checkbox 'create a desktop icon' and click 'Next'.

Desktop Icon

Now, the installation starts. It will take a few minutes to complete.

Installation Starts

Step 10 − After completion of installation, click Finish in the following wizard.


Upon clicking on Finish, SoapUI is launched.

  • Menu bar
  • Tool bar
  • Project Navigation Bar
  • Workspace Properties
  • Log Panel
Getting Started

Configuration Process

The first step is to create a workspace that can contain multiple projects.

Step 1 − Go to File → New Workspace.


Step 2 − Add the name of workspace and click OK.

Sample Workspace

Step 3 − Now, select the path where workspace xml will be saved.

Step 4 − Select the path and click Save.

New Workspace

Workspace is created as shown in the following screenshot. Workspace properties is also exhibited.