WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance: The XML Management Interface

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Published 11 September 2008

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IBM Form #: REDP-4446-00
(52 pages)

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Authors: Rolf Wittich


The XML Management Interface is the third way to configure and administer the WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance. The other two are the WebGUI and the CLI.

The DataPower device can be completely configured and managed through the XML Management Interface. If enabled, this interface allows administrators to send status and configuration requests to the DataPower appliance through a standard SOAP interface, using SOAP messages. The Appliance Management Protocol (AMP) is a series of commands developed after SOAP. AMP is simple to use and is independent of any firmware version, thereby providing a generalized way of managing the appliance.

This interface requires the HTTPS protocol for all communication. By default, the interface acts as a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) server, using the default system keys that come with the device. These keys are the same keys that are used for the WebGUI and Secure Shell (SSH) interface (such as a Command Line Interface (CLI)). If desired, administrators can employ their own keys.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Basics
Chapter 2. Appliance Management Protocol (AMP)
Chapter 3. SOAP Configuration Management (SOMA)
Chapter 4. Debugging

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