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Web Services 2.0

This topic discusses Web Services 2.0. For information on Web Services 1.0, see Web Services 1.0.


Web Services refers to a communication system for applications to talk and exchange data, such as over the World Wide Web. By using Web Services, an application can publish its function or message and receive functions and messages from other applications

Typical components of a web service are:

This interface describes:


ClosedWhich version of Web Services do I have?

CPQ Cloud uses Web Services versions 1.0 and 2.0. Different features are available depending on which version of Web Services you are using.

To discover which version of Web Services you are using:

  1. Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.
  2. Click Web Services under Integration Platform.

    The Web Services version number is shown under Web Service Version, on the upper left-hand corner of the page.


    If you have a new installation of CPQ Cloud, or have upgraded to 2014 R2, version 2.0 will be listed.

Even if your installation has been using Web Services 1.0, you can use the features of Web Services 2.0 concurrently.

ClosedWeb Services 2.0 Enhancements

Features in this version of Web Services include:

  Web Services 1.0 Web Services 2.0
Clustering No clustering support Supports clustering
Sessions Session-based (Stateful) Stateless
Authentication Use CPQ Cloud customer security SOAP headers Use standard-based authentication
End points No unique end points Each service and its WSDL have unique end points. WSDL can be accessed at runtime via its URL.



ClosedStandard-based Authentication

ClosedEnd Points



To learn more about these technologies, refer to the table below:

Technology Information/Tutorial URL

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