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Function documentation Configuring the Sender SOAP Adapter  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


You need to configure the sender SOAP adapter to send content from remote clients or Web service servers to the Integration Server/PCK.


      You configure the adapter on the Parameters tab page during the definition of a communication channel in the Integration Server or in the PCK. You cannot enhance this adapter with your own modules on the Module tab page in the module processor.

      The inbound address for SOAP messages is: http://host:port/XISOAPAdapter/MessageServlet?channel=party:service:channel

Under party:service:channelenter the party name, the service name, and the name of the communication channel. If no party has been created, enter the following: channel=:service:channel



       1.      You have created a new communication channel or have opened an existing one.

       2.      On the Parameters tab page you have selected the adapter type SOAP.

       3.      You have selected the Sender radio button to define the adapter as a sender adapter.


To configure the adapter, specify the following:

Transport Protocol


Message Protocol

SOAP 1.1

Adapter Engine

Select the Adapter Engine on the Integration Server, or select a non-centrally installed Adapter Engine. This selection is not available in the PCK.

General Tab Page

Inbound Security Checks

Select the HTTP security level for inbound messages:


      HTTPS without client authentication

      HTTPS with client authentication

See also: SAP Security Guide XI, HTTP and SSL, under Enforcing HTTP Security for Incoming Messages

Security Parameters

      If you want to make additional settings for security in the relevant sender agreement on the Integration Server or in the PCK, set the Select Security Profile indicator. See also: Security Settings for the Sender SOAP Adapter.


If you set the indicator, there must be exactly one sender agreement for the defined communication channel.

      Under Security Profile, select whether you want to use Web Services Security or S/MIME.

      Also specify the Persist Duration for the messages.

Conversion Parameters



Do Not Use SOAP Envelope

If the indicator is set, the adapter expects a message without a SOAP envelope.

If you have set the indicator, you must also enter nosoap=true in the URL.

The adapter then puts the whole message in the XI payload.

Keep Headers

If the header of the Web service message is to be included in the XI message, set the indicator.

Keep Attachments

If attachments of the Web service message are to be included in the XI message, set the indicator.

Use Encoded Headers

If the XI header information is to be included in the encoded string, set the indicator.

Use Query String

If the XI header information is to be included in a query string, set the indicator.

Default XI Parameters

Set the default values for the following parameters:

      Interface Namespace

      Interface Name

Processing Parameters

Under Quality of Service, specify how the message is to be processed by the Integration Engine/PCK.

      Best Effort (synchronous processing)

      Exactly Once (asynchronous processing)

If the client sends a GUID, execution is guaranteed exactly once. See also: Ensuring Exactly Once Processing

      Exactly Once In Order (asynchronous processing using queues)

If the client sends a GUID, execution is guaranteed exactly once maintaining the sequence of successive messages.

Specify the Queue Name.

Advanced Tab Page

Adapter-Specific Message Attributes

To store adapter attributes in the message header of the XI message, set the Set Adapter-Specific Message Attributes indicator.

The following attributes are added to the XI message header if the sender makes them available, and if the Variable Transport Binding indicator is set.


Technical Name

Remote User


Remote Host


To transfer further header fields, set the relevant indicator. You can then store the following attributes and their values in the XI message header:


Technical Name

Variable Header


Variable Header


Variable Header


The names of the fields and parameters must correspond to the names of the fields and parameters that also go through the HTTP request.

The attribute namespace for the adapter is

Adapter Status

Set the adapter to Active to enable messages to be exchanged.







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