The following topics introduce the new and changed features of Web services management and other significant changes that are described in this guide, and provides pointers to additional information.
Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.1.3) includes the following new and changed features for this document:
Support for Oracle SOA Suite (SOAP/RESTful web services). References to these components are included throughout this document as necessary. Some specific sections include:
Support for the Deployer role for OWSM policy and policy set management in Fusion Middleware Control. For more information, see "Understanding Access Privileges for the Supported User Roles".
Ability to save and browse XML payload from Test Web Service Page in Fusion Middleware Control. For more information, see "Testing a SOAP Web Service".
Support for testing OWSM security policies on RESTful web services. For more information, see the following sections:
Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.1.2) includes the following new and changed features for this document:
Redesigned Web services WLST framework to provide consistency across Web service stacks. As a result, there are a number of new and deprecated WLST commands for Oracle Infrastructure Web services. The new commands are used in the examples throughout this document. For a complete list of deprecated commands and their 12c equivalents, see "Deprecated Commands for Oracle Infrastructure Web Services" in Release Notes for Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure.
Support for SOAP over JMS transport as a connection protocol, as described in "Configuring SOAP Over JMS Transport Using Fusion Middleware Control" and "Configuring SOAP Over JMS Transport Using WLST".
Fast Infoset support, providing a compressed binary encoding format that provides a more efficient serialization than the text-based XML format, as described in "Configuring Fast Infoset Using Fusion Middleware Control" and "Configuring Fast Infoset Using WLST".
New predefined policies and annotation for configuring Web service features. For more information, see "Configuring Web Services Using Fusion Middleware Control" and "Configuring Web Services Using WLST".
Enhanced Web Services Test Client for testing advanced features of Web services. See "Using the Web Services Test Client".
Enhancements to the Fusion Middleware Control Test Web Service page to support testing RESTful and asynchronous Web services. For more information, see "Using the Test Web Service Page in Fusion Middleware Control".
New summary screens in Fusion Middleware Control that enable you to view and monitor Java EE and RESTful Web services. For more information, see:
For 12c (12.1.2), this guide has been updated in several ways. Following are the sections that have been added or changed.
In this release, the Security and Administrator's Guide for Web Services delivered in Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, has been split up into the following documents:
Summary of Web service and OWSM audit events has been added. For more information, see Appendix A, "Web Service Audit Events Reference."
Summary of the Web service and OWSM events that can be audited using the Oracle Fusion Middleware Audit Framework have been moved into this guide, from Securing Applications with Oracle Platform Security Services. For more information, see Appendix A, "Web Service Audit Events Reference."