OSB access to salesforce.com by Steffen Miller

Some time ago I had a request to connect a file with salesforce.com. The tool of choice was Oracle Service Bus, first without any special adapter. So I had to investigate into the salesforce.com way of using web services and how I can approach this challenge.

First of all we need an account with salesforce.com. With this account we can access the Web Services API through Profile -> Setup -> API. Here we need to download the Enterprise WSDL.

You can find more details to this here salesforce.com Documentation.

Now we import the WSDL into the Oracle Service Bus. As written in the docs Before invoking any other calls, a client application must first invoke the login() call to establish a session with the login server, set the returned server URL as the target server for subsequent API requests, and set the returned session ID in the SOAP header to provide server authorization for subsequent API requests.

This means for Oracle Service Bus that we have to use an additional "Service Callout" before calling any other operation. With this in mind, it might be a good idea to store the session information for subsequent calls. As the Oracle Service Bus is stateless, this job could be achieved by using a java callout with a class variable storing the SF session ID. Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

2 Responses to OSB access to salesforce.com by Steffen Miller

  1. Nits says:

    Reblogged this on Nitin's Oracle Fusion Middleware and SOA World and commented:
    OSB access to salesforce.com by Steffen Miller

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