This preface describes the document accessibility features and conventions used in this guide—Developing Extensible Applications for Oracle Web Services Manager.
This manual is intended for software developers who are interested in creating custom assertions for web services.
This document describes the following:
About Policies and Assertions
Learn about predefined policies and assertions
Learn about parts and types of custom assertions
Review the rules and restrictions about categories and bindings
Review the lifecycle of a custom assertion
For more information, see About the Life Cycle of a Custom Assertion.
Understand the types of custom assertions
For more information, see Understanding the Types of Custom Assertions.
Creation of Custom Assertions
Review the naming conventions for policies and assertions
For more information, see About Policy Name.
Create the custom assertions
For more information, see Developing Custom Assertions for Web Service.
Test the custom assertion
For more information, see Testing the Web Service.
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.
For more information, see Handling Exceptions in Custom Assertions.
XML schema for creating custom assertions
For more information, see Custom Assertions Schema Reference.
Java API reference for OWSM
For more information, see Java API Reference for Oracle Web Services Manager.
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