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Answers to questions about our SOAPam Products, SOAPam Server and SOAPam Client.

  • How to copy server certificates between SOAPam Server instances

    Certificate Signing Requests (CSR) created from the SOAPam Server Control Panel are signed with a unique private key stored in the SOAPam Virtual File System (VFS). When a CSR is generated in one SOAP...

  • How to Create a Local Certificates File

    Note: In this article, SSL is used to refer to both SSL & TLS. SOAPam Client includes an SSL certificates file, CAROOT, which contains certificates for current trusted root Certificates Authorities (C...

  • Using WSDL2CDF with WSDL created by Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

    SOAP Web services created with Microsoft Visual Studio and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) often result in complex WSDL (Web Service Definition Language) documents which contain references to (...

  • Using WSDL2CDF with local WSDL files

    The WSDL2CDF utility is used to convert Web Service Description Language (WSDL) to SOAPam Client Definition Files (CDF). Typically, the utility connects to the web service provider over the Internet i...

  • SOAPam Client and Web Services using Round-Robin DNS

    By default, SOAPam Client resolves the DNS name of the service endpoint only once, at startup, and caches the result. (Resolving is the process of querying a Domain Name System server to translate a n...

  • Working with optional elements in SOAP messages

    When defining message elements in a SOAPam Client or Server definition files, whether or not an element is optional is determined by the value of the element's minOccurs attribute. The minOccurs attri...

  • Understanding SOAPam String Field Character Encoding

    SOAPam Server and Client convert IPMs to SOAP messages, and vice-versa, using processes called serialization and deserialization. When converting string fields, these serialization/deserialization pro...

  • How to use VFSMGR to manage HTTP log files

    When HTTP logging is enabled in SOAPam Server, log files can accumulate over time and if not proactively managed, can eventually consume all space in the VFS. In version 2.4.1 of SOAPam Server, a feat...

  • Using DEFINEs in service definitions

    All versions of SOAP/AM Server support the use of DEFINE names in the processName attribute of the server element in the Service Definition File (SDF). For example: <servers> <server name=appServer pr...

  • Scaling SOAPam Server to create a server farm

    A SOAPam Server installation can be easily scaled by running multiple instances of the Server. When running this type of server farm configuration there are several considerations: Any number of Serve...