Web Services Overview

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SmartSimple Web Services Overview

A Web service is a method of communication between two electronic devices over the Web (Internet).

  • The W3C defines a "Web service" as "a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network".
  • It has an interface described in a machine-processable format (specifically Web Services Description Language, known by the acronym WSDL).
  • Other systems interact with the Web service in a manner prescribed by its description using SOAP messages, typically conveyed using HTTP with an XML serialization in conjunction with other Web-related standards." (Wikipedia Reference)

SmartSimple Implementation

SmartSimple implements its web services through a WSDL accessible though the following URL: https://alias.servername.biz/WS/services/UtaUpdate?wsdl

  • Alias represents the client instance of SmartSimple on a given server.
  • Server represents a specific SmartSimple server.

For a specific example of the SmartSimple WSDL you can access: https://smart.smartsimple.biz/WS/services/UtaUpdate?wsdl

To enable the Web Services API for your copy of SmartSimple please contact the Community Support Desk or your account manager

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