Create a data connection using a WSDL file

To create a secure WSDL data connection, you must know the location of the WSDL file. You must know the correct authentication credentials (user name and password or name of digital ID) required to access the WSDL file and to create the security token that is embedded in the web service request. You also need to decide whether you will use HTTP/HTTPS authentication or message-level authentication or both, and which credentials to accept for each authentication method.

  1. Select File > New Data Connection.

  2. In the Name New Connection box, type a name for the connection.

    The name must be one word and no longer than 127 characters. The first character of the name must be a letter or digit. The remaining characters can be letters, digits, hyphens (-), underscores, or periods (.).

  3. Select WSDL File and click Next.

  4. In the WSDL File box, type the URL to the WSDL document, or click Browse to locate and select the document on your computer’s hard disk. If the WSDL document is stored on a secure server, either the Authentication Required dialog box or the Select A Digital ID dialog box is displayed.

  5. Perform one of the following actions:

    • In the Authentication dialog box, type the correct user name and password, and click OK.

    • In the Select A Digital ID dialog box, select the correct digital ID to use as a client certificate, and click OK.

  6. Select the operation to call, and click Next.

    The window on the right displays details for the selected operation. If the selected operation is not SOAP-encoded or is not doc-literal, a warning appears in this window and you cannot continue until a you select a supported operation.

  7. (Optional) To set up client authentication for a web service request, perform one of the following actions:

    • To define HTTP or HTTPS authentication, select Requires HTTP/HTTPS Authentication, and then optionally select the credentials to accept for verification.

    • To define SOAP message authentication, select Requires Message Level Authentication, and then optionally select Accepts User Name And Password.

  8. Click Finish.

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