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SOAP Web Service Listener

The eiConsole supports the invocation of SOAP based Web Services. This can be accomplished through the HTTP Post Listener, or also through the SOAP Web Service Listener. To configure the SOAP Web Service specific Listener, select this option from the Listener Type drop-down.

This Listener has 6 tabs: Basic, Advanced, Transaction Logging, WSDL, Authentication and Resources.

1. Basic: Here, the request path indicates the additional information in the URL beyond the standard URL that will determine if inbound data should be sent to this interface. For a synchronous Web Service, we can also specify a timeout after which an error or SOAP fault will be returned. The SOAPVersion table will allow you to specify the particular SOAP version (Autodetection SOAP, Version 1.2 and Version 1.1).

2. Advanced: At the Advanced tab, you can specify:

Initialize on trigger only: If enabled, Listener doesn’t start up until a trigger initializes it.
Allow command-line invocation: If enabled, Listener can be invoked using the CLI client application.

Restart on listening error: If enabled, the Listener will be restarted after an error occurs.

FIFO Queue Name: The FIFO stuff enables a “First In, First Out” queuing mechanism between Listeners and Transports. If a “FIFO Queue Name” is provided, that name will be used as a key for a queue Transactions & will be pushed into before reaching a transport. They’ll be ordered in this queue according to when the Listener created them.

FIFO Queue Delay: It is the interval between updates/checks against that queue. Providing a queue name guarantees that a given Transport sends transactions in the same order the Listener created them in.

Timeout handling: It can be – Send timeout message, Return original request or Throw listener exception.

Synchronous: Specifies whether or not a response is expected.
Require SSL: If selected, plain text requests will be rejected.

HTTP Headers: Allows specification of HTTP header name-value pairs to use in synchronous response.

3. Transaction Logging – This tab allows us to enable transaction events logging. That data can be logged by a TransactionEventListener.

The Transaction Logging Enable checkbox allows transaction events originating from this listener to be logged by a TransactionEventListener.

Log Transaction Attribute – if enabled, logs transaction attributes.

Log Transaction Data – if enabled, logs transaction data body.

Log Transaction Data Base64 – if enabled, logs transaction data body as Base64.

4. WSDL – In the WSDL tab, you can specify:

WSDL file: WSDL file that would be returned on request that ends with “?wsdl”. If you want to create new or edit existing files, you can click Edit/New to open the WSDL editor.

WSDL Content Type: Specifies the content-type to send with the WSDL file.
Validate At The Listener Level: If selected, the Listener will validate incoming messages against XML schema as defined in WSDL.

5. Authentication: In this tab, you can specify the usage of Basic Authentication.

Authentication File: A properties file containing usernames and passwords for basic authentication.

Authentication Realm: The realm for basic authentication.

5. Resources: In this tab, you can specify:

Additional Resources: Specifies any additional content to be served up and the URL fragment at which they are served up.

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