Java. Validate SOAP message against a WSDL
If you are creating a webservice client using a code generator based on Apache CXF or Apache Axis 2 , Chances are high that your webservice code should work just fine as long as both the webservice provider and your client are in the same version of SOAP/WS* standards .Based on the API you choose to invoke the webservice you can see whether the logging capability of that API can be used to print out the SOAP request generated .
Another approach could be to use a tool like SOAPUI. You could try to setup a mock webservice using SOAP UI based on the WSDL you have and then call test your webservice client by calling the mock service . See SOAP UI Link here http://www.soapui.org/Getting-Started/web-service-sample-project/1-Web-Service-Mocking.html
I need to validate a SOAP message against a
(in the same way that an
XML file can be validated against a
I am not calling any webservice;
I just have a
SOAP message and a
WSDL, and I need to verify that the
SOAP message is correct.
without calling the webservice or whatsoever afterwards.
I need to make this validate within a Java program. Do you know of a small Java library to do this?
ps: I am aware that several
JAX-WS libraries can validate the request/response when you call a webservice. But again, I am not calling any webservice; I have a simple
SOAP message, and a
WSDL, and I a need a function that validates the
SOAP message against the
ps: I am also aware that there tools that can do this, such as
XMLSpy. Again, I need to do this validation within my Java program.
ps: I am aware that I could extract the body part of the
SOAP message, and validate it against the
XSD. However, I'd like to validate the entire
SOAP message against the
- Use the WSDL and create a Jax-RPC proxy
- Create a webservice JAX RPC handler and register it to the webservice reference Please refer this link to see howto create webservice handlers
In the handler, try the below code in the
public boolean handleRequest(MessageContext mc)add these lines
mc.setProperty("USE_TEST_FILE", <your response in .xml file>); return false;
public boolean handleResponse(MessageContext mc)
String testFileName = (String) mc.getProperty("USE_TEST_FILE"); InputStream instream = <read file as an input stream> SOAPMessageContext smc = (SOAPMessageContext) mc; SOAPMessage message = smc.getMessage(); SOAPPart soapPart = message.getSOAPPart(); soapPart.setContent(new StreamSource(instream)); smc.setMessage(message); return false;
now run your proxy.. the proxy will fail if the message is not valid per WSDL
Please have a look at Apache AXIS2 API.
You can create a stub using the WSDL you have and then make the query to the stub using your XML request. If this goes properly your request is correct.
You can import the WSDL in your project and then make a call to the stub service using your XML. This way you can make changes to the validations without any change in the code.