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Accessing a SOAP API?

mrgibbon
Contributor

Hi All, Does anyone have a working example script or other method of getting Splunk to interact with a SOAP API?
There are plenty of REST examples, but not SOAP.

Thanks in advance.

pongc
Engager

Posting here on what worked for me. In looking at https://wiki.python.org/moin/WebServices 

1. ran pip2 install --user suds  as the splunk user.

2. afterwards, copy ~/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/suds/ to $splunk_home/etc/apps/<my_app>/bin

3. if I now run a python script under $splunk_home/etc/apps/<my_app>/bin using the built in splunk python (ie /opt/splunk/bin/splunk cmd python), I can run these commands

>>> from suds.client import Client
>>> client=Client("http://www.dneonline.com/calculator.asmx?WSDL")
>>> print client

Suds ( https://fedorahosted.org/suds/ )  version: 0.4 GA  build: R699-20100913

Service ( Calculator ) tns="http://tempuri.org/"
   Prefixes (0)
   Ports (2):
      (CalculatorSoap)
         Methods (4):
            Add(xs:int intA, xs:int intB, )
            Divide(xs:int intA, xs:int intB, )
            Multiply(xs:int intA, xs:int intB, )
            Subtract(xs:int intA, xs:int intB, )
         Types (0):
      (CalculatorSoap12)
         Methods (4):
            Add(xs:int intA, xs:int intB, )
            Divide(xs:int intA, xs:int intB, )
            Multiply(xs:int intA, xs:int intB, )
            Subtract(xs:int intA, xs:int intB, )
         Types (0):


>>> client.service.Add(5,6)
11

I could not get this to work with zeep though.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I've written several python scripts that function as a SOAP client. I'm not allowed to share the code, but I can offer a few tips.
REST and SOAP clients are very similar. The key difference is SOAP always uses POST requests. The body of the request is the XML specified in the API. I use the httplib library, but some prefer urllib.

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mrgibbon
Contributor

Hi Rich, I know you might not be able to share the exact code, but can you share an anonomised version of it?
Im still having issues with this. Thanks

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tdhoang
New Member

Hi guys, I am now also facing this problem too. do you have any ideas now?

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JasonParms
New Member
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