Rest Assured — URL encoding

Dilshani Subasinghe
Mar 8, 2019 · 1 min read

When “RequestSpecification” for the HTTP request, you may forget to check URL encoding. That may affect the path you need to invoke.


You need to invoke:,type&displaygroup=smart

By default, URL encoding enabled with RequestSpecification requests and will be the request as follows:

Hence disable URL encoding:

RestAssured.baseURI = "";RestAssured.urlEncodingEnabled = false;RequestSpecification httpRequest = RestAssured.given().
Response response = httpRequest.request(Method.GET);

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