Enabling Web Services


Updated: April 1, 2008

Applies To: Groove Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2007-10-23

Groove Data Bridge operation involves SOAP requests from external applications. The external applications use the HTTP protocol to send the SOAP messages to Groove Data Bridge. To support this functionality, Groove Data Bridge must start the Web services HTTP listener and allow remote Web services calls from external systems.

To expose Groove Web Services to calls from an external application:
  1. Start the Groove Data Bridge administrative interface and, with the server selected in the navigation pane, set the Web Service Access option to Online. This makes Groove Web Services on the Groove Data Bridge device available to XML calls from local applications.

  2. Click the Web Services Settings button to allow remote access to the Web services enabled on Groove Data Bridge. The Web Services Settings window appears.

    For information about the security implications of this setting, see the section, Groove Data Bridge Security Best Practices.

  3. In the Web Service HTTP Port field, accept the default of 9080, or change it by entering a value between 0 and 65535.

  4. Select the Allow remote Web services check box. This enables external applications to make XML calls to Groove Web Services exposed on Groove Data Bridge.

  5. Click OK to save your entries. If Web services are currently online, they will automatically restart.