Adding static XML headers to a service request

You can add static XML headers to service requests to ensure compliance with WS-Addressing, WS-ReliableMessaging, and WS-Coordination specifications as well as other predefined standards.

About this task

Static XML headers are compliant with the web service specifications for service-oriented architecture (SOA). Checks are performed to ensure that the XML headers are valid.


To add a static XML header to a request:
  1. Open a service request in the generic service client. The location of the XML header depends on the product that you are using:
    • For IBM® Security AppScan®, click the Request Stack tab and in the algorithm stack for the request, click Add > Static XML Headers.
    • For IBM® Rational® Performance Tester, IBM® Rational® Service Tester for SOA Quality, or other products, click the Message tab and click Form.
  2. On the Header bar, click Add (Add button) to open the menu.
  3. Select the web service specification for the request to be comply with, or click More to open a detailed list of specifications.
    The XML structure of the header is created.
  4. Edit the header as required.
    Some elements require completion or content to be specified. XML elements that are invalid or require attention are marked with a warning or an error symbol.