About Bindings

Learn how bindings are managed and configured in Policy Manager.

Bindings (Home) View Binding Details Add Binding Binding Identifiers Binding Categories

Import Binding from WSDL View WSDL (Binding) View Service References (Binding) Delete Binding

Supported Platforms: 7.0 and later.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. View Bindings Summary


A binding is a reference to an external framework (interface) that defines how the WSDL user will reach the implementation of services. This reference specifies the protocol and data format to be used in the transmitting message defined by the associated interface.

  • Each binding technique is specified in the WSDL and points to the server that has access to the actual implementation of your Web service.
  • Policy Manager provides an extensible WSDL Binding framework that supports out-of-the-box Binding implementations as well as custom Binding implementations. The Binding Framework includes API’s and extension points in both the SOA Containers and the Policy Manager Management Console user interface, though these portions of the framework are independent of each other. In some situations, only the user interface of the Management Console is extended for a type of binding. This is the case when an SOA Container is not used to virtualize services using the binding.
  • Bindings drive the service management process and must be present and available when defining and managing service configurations. Because of this, Bindings must be added to the Policy Manager Management Console as a prerequisite to using the various service management wizards and access point functionality. SOAP 1.1, SOAP 1.2, Plain Old XML (POX), HTTP, XML, and Messaging binding types are supported. If the specified interface does not contain one of these binding types, a custom binding can be specified by supplying the appropriate XML.
  • When defining Containers to host services, the listener configuration of the container must match the protocol defined in the binding that will be associated with the service.

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View Bindings Summary

Log in to the Policy Manager Management Console, and go to Configure > Registry > Bindings. The Bindings Summary screen displays where you can:

  • Add bindings
  • View bindings/WSDLs
  • Configure identifiers/categories
  • Import bindings from WSDLs
  • View service references
  • Delete bindings

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