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If you are a devoted reader of this blog series, you should now have a profound understanding of the WS-I Sample Application Blog Series: Web Service Implementation Strategy of SAP’s new WS-I Sample Application core functionality and WS-I Sample Application Blog Series: Securing the WS-I Sample Application. In this last installment, we’ll demonstrate the usage of the Sample Application and test interoperability with another vendor’s Sample Application that has also implemented the WS-I Basic Security Profile Working Group Draft. This will take us through a detailed walkthrough of the user interface and we’ll also have a chance to look at the advanced logging and monitoring features that are important for interoperability testing.

Current status of the work in WS-I

You might have noticed that all Sample Application packages for BSP from the WS-I Web Site are currently only available as a Working Group Draft. Even though the vendors did intensive interoperability testing against each others implementations, the packages are not final because the actual BSP conformance tests with the WS-I Testing Tools had not been conducted when these ‘beta’ packages were published. Now that the BSP Testing Tools are available, each vendor is verifying its implementation and WS-Security stack internally against the BSP 1.0 Test Assertions and the publication of the ‘final’ WS-I BSP Sample Application packages is planned for autumn this year.

Download the article

Like in my previous installments, this blog is basically a short introduction and provides some background information. The actual content is provided as a PDF article. Please continue to read this installment here (PDF, 439k)

Feedback welcome!

Now it’s your turn! We hope that you’ve already played around with the Sample Application or used it for interoperability testing in your projects. We are very interested in hearing your feedback. Please post a message on this blog series or send an E-Mail directly at martin.raepple -at-

SAP Sample Application Team @ TechEd ’06

If you are joining us at SAP TechEd ’06 in Las Vegas or Amsterdam, please stop by the SAP NetWeaver Partner Pavilion where we’ll have a demo pod for the Sample Application. There you can get in touch with me or my colleague Michael Koegel directly. We are looking forward to meet you at this great event!

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