Web Services Concepts


Web Services  

Web services provide a standard means of inter-operating between different software applications, running on a variety of platforms and/or frameworks.

PROIV web services expose your application functionality to external applications in a controlled and secure way.

A PROIV Web Service is an implementation of the SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) standard that uses XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and is a lightweight protocol intended for exchanging structured information.  The PROIV Web Services use HTTP to transfer SOAP messages.

The PROIV Web Services provide a standard means of accessing functionality in PROIV application servers. The functionality can be Tasks within a PROIV application or Java methods within the Web Services application server.

Using a Web Service

A web service is used by an external application. Normally the external application would use the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) XML to find out what functions are available in the web service and then call the required functions. See Web Service Configuration for how to get the WSDL URL required by the external application.

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