Web Service is a method of communication that allows two application systems to exchange their data over the Internet. The term Web Service describes a standardized way of integrating web-based applications. The software system that request data is called a service requester, also called consumer, whereas the software system that process the request and provide the data is called a service provider. There are two major types of Web Services:
- SOAP Web Services, in which the service may expose an arbitrary set of operations.
- RESTful Web Services, in which the primary purpose of the service is to manipulate XML representations of web resources using a uniform set of stateless operations.
Adeptia Suite allows you to access any Web Service. You can send requests to any Web Service and receive its response through Adeptia Suite. Adeptia Suite also allows you to publish your Web Services to provide access to others.
Components of Web Service
Web Service module provides two components:
The Consumer component allows users to access any Web Service. Using the Provider component users can publish their Web Services for others to access. You can also restrict the access to these services to select users.
Following are the major subsections: