Today, most organizations have significant internal datasets and digital services. These resources have the potential to be converted into new revenue streams by securely exposing them to customers and partners as web services. The availability of a number of open source web service frameworks, has meant that it has never been easier to develop RESTful APIs and expose these resources to customers. This allows organizations to validate an idea or hypothesis and capture customer feedback in a matter of weeks or possibly even days.
I have recently worked on an interesting use case to integrate JDV with a SOAP Webservice which exposes WS-Addressing behavior via SOAP headers and requires a 2-way SSL. The use case stems from some strict regulations in the host country which prevent direct access to data sensitive systems and any access has to be via a web service, authenticated and encrypted. The following example showcases the configurations required and can be found in github. Installation Guide – Red Hat Customer Portal
Congrats to Ansible! Within the last month, Ansible turned 5 years old, but that didn’t stop them from being recognized as the 2016 Open Source Rookie of the Year for their new open source project around containers.