Outgoing connections - SOAP

Overview

Used to create, update, delete and browse through outgoing SOAP connections.

Unlike plain HTTP connections, SOAP ones always except that a service intends to send XML.

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Create and Edit

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Header Notes
Name Connection name
Active

Whether the connection can be used by services or not.

If a connection is not active a service will encounter a zato.common.Inactive exception when attempting to use it.

Note that an inactive connection still can be pinged.

Host HTTP server’s host, may include a port
URL path Path a service to be invoked is mounted on
SOAP action SOAP action a service to be invoked uses
SOAP version SOAP version a service to be invoked uses, can be either 1.1 or 1.2.
Security

Name of a security definition - HTTP Basic Auth, technical account or a WS-Security definition - to use for accessing the resource.

Pick ‘No security’ explicitly to indicate that no such definition should be used.

Ping

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A connection can be pinged - this sends an HTTP HEAD request from one of a cluster’s servers to a location specified by the connection’s definition. This can be used to check whether a given resource is reachable by Zato servers.

The feature is available even if a connection is inactive.