Before you start working with SPML 1.0 and Identity Manager Web Services, note the following:
For optimal performance when you are working with the Identity Manager Web Services interfaces, use the OpenSPML Toolkit that is co-packaged with Identity Manager. Using the openspml.jar file from the http://www.openspml.org web site might cause memory leaks.
The Service Provider REF Kit contains an SpmlUsage.java file that demonstrates how to use the Service Provider SPML interface.
You can access Service Provider features through SPML 1.0. (These features are not available with SPML Version 2.0.)
The Service Provider SPML interface is very similar to the Identity Manager SPML interface. Differences in configuration and operation are noted in this chapter where appropriate.