Understanding Application Integration Framework Web Services

Application Integration Framework web services provide external applications a web-service-based means of accessing Application Integration Framework map information. Web services are implemented by means of the PeopleTools Integration Broker (IB) framework. The Integration Gateway web application receives all the web service requests and forwards them to the Integration Engine (application server) for processing.

Image: Using Application Integration Framework web service with an external application

This diagram illustrates an external application using the cross-reference lookup web service to look up values in an Application Integration Framework cross-reference map.

Using Application Integration Framework web service with an external application
  1. The external application invokes one of the web service operations.

  2. PeopleSoft Integration Broker receives the service operation and validates the WS security credentials.

  3. The request is passed to the application server for processing. The application server authenticates the service operation and routes it to the respective handler. The handler runs the PeopleCode and sends the response to the Integration Gateway.

  4. Integration Broker sends the response to the external application.