use soapUI tool to check/test catalog web service call

Document ID : KB000013852
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Sometimes  you will need to use very handy third party tool  soapUI to test and verify if there is any problem with specific web service call used in your PAM process . 

Question:

How to use soapUI to check catalog web service call 

Environment:
catalog 12.8 , 12.9, 14.1
Answer:

1.  you can download soapUI from the site : soapUI download site

Note :  SoapUI Open Source is free one  that you can download 

2.   Once you download the executable soupUI installer ,  double click it  and have it installed .

3.   After it is installed ,  open soapUI window ,  go to File -> New SOAP Project , In "Initial WSDL" field ,  input URL format for web service as the following format :

http://hostname:port/usm/services/servicenameService?wsdl

hostname:port

Specifies the Catalog Component server name and port number.

servicename

Specifies the web service name.

For example,    http://prod123:8080/usm/services/UserService?wsdl 

4.  If the input information is correctly , it will be able to load  all the web service methods and data structures for the  web services in XML format accordingly , and then you can locate the specific web service call that you want to check  and to test it specifically via soapUI    

Additional Information:

View the API Documentation

You can view the CA Service Catalog web services API documentation for more information about the definition of each catalog web service call .    The API documentation is automatically generated Java documentation based on the CA Service Catalog web service methods.

Follow these steps:

1. Log in to CA Service Catalog.

The CA Service Catalog main menu appears.

2. Click Administration, Tools, Links, Web Services API Documentation.

The web services API documentation appears.