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   Accessing HTTPS webservices
       You need Crypt::SSLeay installed to access HTTPS webservices.

   Accessing protected web services
       Passing a username and password, or a client certificate and key, to the transport layer
       is highly dependent on the transport backend. The descriptions below are for HTTP(S)
       transport using LWP::UserAgent

       Accessing HTTP(S) webservices with basic/digest authentication

       When using SOAP::WSDL::Transport::HTTP (SOAP::Lite not installed), add a method called
       "get_basic_credentials" to SOAP::WSDL::Transport::HTTP:

        *SOAP::WSDL::Transport::HTTP::get_basic_credentials = sub {
           return ($user, $password);

       When using SOAP::Transport::HTTP (SOAP::Lite is installed), do the same to this backend:

        *SOAP::Transport::HTTP::Client::get_basic_credentials = sub {
            return ($user, $password);

       Accessing HTTP(S) webservices protected by NTLM authentication

       If you want to connect to a windows server using some Windows Domain Login, please
       consider using Kerberos instead of the (older) NTLM mechanism - see below.

       Kerberos and NTLM are (currently) mutually exclusive - when LWP::Authen::Negotiate is
       installed, it will always be queried (and will always raise an error), even if you don't
       want to use it. See for details.

       You need the NTLM distribution installed to access webservices protected by NTLM
       authentication. More specifically, you need the Authen::NTLM module from this
       distribution. Note that this is different from the Authen::NTML distribution by Yee Man
       Chan also available from CPAN.

       Your user credentials usually need to include the windows domain or the windows hostname
       like this:




       Besides passing user credentials as when accessing a web service protected by basic or
       digest authentication, you also need to enforce connection keep_alive on the transport

       To do so, pass a proxy argument to the new() method of the generated class. This
       unfortunately means that you have to set the endpoint URL, too:

        my $interface = MyInterfaces::SERVICE_NAME::PORT_NAME->new({
            proxy => [ $url, keep_alive => 1 ]

       You may, of course, decide to just hack the generated class. Be advised that subclassing
       might be a more appropriate solution - re-generating overwrites changes in interface

       Accessing HTTP(S) webservices protected by NTLMv2

       There are different variants of NTLM, and by default Authen::NTLM uses the v1 variant.

       NTLM is a connection-based handshake authentication protocol, which requires three or more
       requests on the same connection:

           Request    POST
           Response   401 Unauthorized
                      WWW-Authenticate: NTLM

           Request    Authorization: NTLM <base64-encoded type-1-message>
           Response   401 Unauthorized
                      WWW-Authenticate: NTLM <base64-encoded type-2-message>

           Request    Authorization: NTLM <base64-encoded type-3-message>
           Response   200 Ok

       If you try to access a NTLMv2 protected web service and switch on LWP::Debug by saying

        use LWP::Debug qw(+);

       you should see at least two lines containing something like

        Authorization NTLM TlRMTVNTUAABAAAAB7IAAAAAAAAAAAAAAw ... much longer ... ADACAAAABmb28=

       If you're talking to a Server using NTLMv2 exclusively, you will only the first line in
       the debug output, and then an error.

       To explicitly enable NTLMv2, do the following in your client:

        use Authen::NTLM;

       This globally enables the use of NTLMv2. Note that this is a global setting: All clients
       running in the same perl interpreter will be affected. This can cause unexpected issues
       when running under mod_perl.

       Accessing webservices protected by HTTP Kerberos Authentication

       Use the LWP::Authen::Negotiate plugin from CPAN. You need to set up GSSAPI to perform the
       Kerberos authentication, though. How to do this is implementation specific (MIT or
       Heimdahl). See your Kerberos/GSSAPI documentation for details.

       (Newer) Windows Web Services usually allow one to use both the Negotiate (Kerberos) and
       NTLM authentication scheme.

       Accessing HTTPS webservices protected by certificate authentication

       You need Crypt::SSLeay installed to access HTTPS webservices.

       See Crypt::SSLeay on how to configure client certificate authentication.


   Outputting namespaces as prefixes
       Q: I need to interface with a SOAP server which doesn't accept the following format:

        <SOAP-ENV:Envelope xmlns:xsi=""
                <getElement xmlns="">

       Instead, it requires this:

        <SOAP-ENV:Envelope xmlns:xsi=""

       How do I do this using SOAP::WSDL?

       A: The following steps are necessary to achieve this result:

       First, you would need to write a new serializer, which is quite easy, as it just creates
       the envelope and calls ->serialize_qualified() on $header and $body to fill them in. The
       new serializer has to declare all namespace prefixes used, the rest is just the same as
       the original XSD serializer.

       Second, you'd need to overwrite the start_tag method in SOAP::WSDL::XSD::Typelib::Element
       to use the appropriate prefixes for the body elements.

       In contrast to the original method, it would probably look up the appropriate prefix from
       some data set in the serializer class, so this could be the appropriate place to load
       SOAP::WSDL::XSD::Typelib::Element and override the method.

       Something like this should do (without the handling of specialties like empty or nil

        %PREFIX_OF = { '' => 'ns2' };

        *SOAP::WSDL::XSD::Typelib::Element::start_tag = sub {
            # use prefix instead of xmlns attribute and copy the rest from
            # SOAP::WSDL::XSD::Typelib::Element::start_tag
            my $prefix = $PREFIX_OF{ $_[0]->get_xmlns() };
            my $name = $_[1]->{ name } || $self->__get_name();
            return "<$prefix:$name>";

Skipping unknown XML elements - "lax" XML processing

       SOAP::WSDL's default serializer SOAP::WSDL::Deserializer::XSD is a "strict" XML processor
       in the sense that it throws an exception on encountering unknown XML elements.

       SOAP::WSDL::Deserializer::XSD allows switching off the stric XML processing by passing the
       "strict => 0" option.

   Disabling strict XML processing in a Client
       Pass the following as "deserializer_args":

        { strict => 0 }

       Example: The generated SOAP client is assumed to be "MyInterface::Test".

        use MyInterface::Test;

        my $soap = MyInterface::Test->new({
            deserializer_args => { strict => 0 }

        my $result = $soap->SomeMethod();

   Disabling strict XML processing in a CGI based server
       You have to set the deserializer in the transport class explicitly to a
       SOAP::WSDL::Deserializer object with the "strict" option set to 0.

       Example: The generated SOAP server is assumed to be "MyServer::Test".

        use strict;
        use MyServer::Test;
        use SOAP::WSDL::Deserializer::XSD;

        my $soap = MyServer::Test->new({
            transport_class => 'SOAP::WSDL::Server::CGI',
            dispatch_to => 'main',
           SOAP::WSDL::Deserializer::XSD->new({ strict => 0 })


   Disabling strict XML processing in a mod_perl based server
       Sorry, this is not implemented yet - you'll have to write your own handler class based on

Changing the encoding of a SOAP request

       SOAP::WSDL uses utf-8 per default: utf-8 is the de-facto standard for webservice

       However, you can change the encoding the transport layer announces by calling
       "set_encoding($encoding)" on a client object.

       You probably have to write your own serializer class too, because the default serializer
       has the utf-8 encoding hardcoded in the envelope.

       Just look into SOAP::WSDL::Serializer on how to do that.

       Don't forget to register your serializer at the serializer factory


       Copyright 2008, 2009 Martin Kutter.

       This file is part of SOAP-WSDL. You may distribute/modify it under the same terms as perl


       Martin Kutter <martin.kutter>


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