This preface describes the document accessibility features and conventions used in this guide—Developing Extensible Applications for Oracle Web Services Manager.

Intended Audience

This manual is intended for software developers who are interested in creating custom assertions for web services.

How to Use This Guide

This document describes the following:

About Policies and Assertions

Creation of Custom Assertions

Code Examples

Advanced Topics

  • Implement advanced features:

    • input parameters to the assertion

    • access OWSM context properties

    • access request, response, and fault message objects

    • access specific parts of a message based on XPath

    • access certificate used by container for SSL

    • access transport properties such as HTTP requests and responses

    • access CSF keys

    For more information, see "Implementing Advanced Features in Custom Assertions".

  • Handling exceptions

    For more information, see "Handling Exceptions in Custom Assertions".


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