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WSO2 API Manager supports the management of both REST and SOAP APIs. 

In this tutorial, we create and publish an API with a SOAP endpoint and then invoke it using the integrated API Console and a third-party tool (SOAP UI).

See the following topics for a description of the concepts that you need to know when invoking an API:

Let's get started with step by step.

  1. Log in to the API Publisher and click ADD NEW API.
  2. Select the option to design an API with an existing SOAP endpoint, give the endpoint URL and click Start Creating.

    We use the WSDL from CDYNE as the endpoint here, but you can use any SOAP backend of your choice.

  3. The Design tab of the API opens. Give the information in the table below and click Implement to proceed to the implementation phase.

    Sample value



  4. Click the Managed API option.
  5. Select Endpont type as HTTP/SOAP Endpoint, provide the production endpoint, which is in this example, and click Manage.
  6. In the Manage tab, select the Gold tier, scroll down and click Save and Publish.

    If you wish to add scopes to resource got created, click on add scopes and specify the scopes you want to add. If you specify a scope, you need to use the same scope when generating access token for the subscribed application and when invoking the API. Refer OAuthscopes for more information on working with the scopes.

    You have now published the SOAP API to the API Store. Let's subscribe to it.

    Note that when creating this API, under Advanced Throttling Policies we are keeping the default which is Apply per Resource. For more information on setting Advanced Throttling Policies refer Enforcing Throttling and Resource Access Policies.

  7. Login to API Store and open the newly created API from the store.
  8. The SoapTest API opens. Select an application (e.g., DefaultApplication), the Gold tier and subscribe to the API. 
  9. Click the APPLICATIONS menu and click the Production Keys tab. If you have an access token already generated, scroll down and click Re-generate. By default, access tokens expire an hour after creation, unless you change the expiration time.

    You have now subscribed to an API in the API Store. Now Let's invoke the API.

  10. Back in the API Store, click the API to open it and go to its API Console tab.

  11. Expand the POST method, enter the following, and invoke the API.  

    SOAP Request
    <soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="" xmlns:quer="">
    SOAP Action

  12. Note the API response that appears on the console.

In this tutorial, you have created an API with a SOAP backend and invoked it using both the integrated Swagger API Console in the API Manager as well as an external tool.

We can onvoke this API using third party tool SOAP UI as well For more information on how to invoke an API using SOAP Client, refer Invoke an API using a SOAP Client.

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