SOAP, WSDL, and XML Schema have become the standard for exchanging XML-based messages among applications. To implement this style, the IDE must obtain the WSDL, generate the client stubs, and set up the JavaServer Pages (JSP) for the Identity Web Services. Once completed, the SOAP Identity Web Services are accessible with the following URLs:
This style may be appropriate when:
A formal contract must be established to describe the interface that the web service offers. A WSDL is needed to describe the web service interfaces including details such as messages, operations, bindings, and location.
The architecture must address complex requirements including security, financial transactions, provider trust and the like.
The architecture needs to handle asynchronous processing and invocation. The infrastructure provided by standards such as WSRM and APIs such as JAX-WS can be leveraged out of the box.