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SOAP to REST made easy

WSO2 API Cloud has been a service which allows you to convert your SOAP backends to RESTful, managed APIs as a first class feature. We have published a previous blog post on this and we do have a tutorial too which provides step-by-step instructions on how to get it done. API Cloud is capable of doing this because of the mediation capabilities of the API gateway. This has been a widely used feature so far. But, there were some steps which we thought we could improve. As a result of that, exposing your SOAP backend as a RESTful, managed API now has been made very easy.

Following are the improvements we have done.

  • Previously, users had to create the resources of the API manually. But now, when you provide the WSDL url, API publisher automatically creates the resources by looking at the SOAP operations in the WSDL. Users can then edit the Swagger definition and make changes to the resources names, HTTP verbs etc. if needed.

  • Previously, users had to upload a custom mediation sequence to generate the SOAP payload to be sent to the SOAP backend. Now, this mediation sequence is auto generated by the publisher app and users can change it if needed.

Following is all you have to do after going to the API publisher:

  1. Create an API by providing the WSDL url of your SOAP backend.
  2. Publisher will generate the swagger definition. Edit it as necessary.
  3. Provide the backend service url in the Implement tab.
  4. Edit the mediation sequences which does the SOAP to REST mapping as necessary.
  5. Publish the API.

You can follow our documentation with more detailed steps.

WSO2 Named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018 Report

You may already know that WSO2 API Cloud is powered by the world class open source product “WSO2 API Manager”. When you access the API Cloud, what you get is the hosted latest version of WSO2 API Manager which spans through multiple geographical regions. We are happy and proud to announce that WSO2 was named as a leader in the Forrester Wave for API management solutions, Q4 2018 report. You can download the report (without filling a form) by going to our site.

It is a great achievement for WSO2 to be identified as a leader in API management. This means you are consuming a world leading API management solution when you use the API Cloud.

So, why wait? Try it out today for your API management project too.

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