Confluence SOAP Provider Migration
Starting with the release of Confluence 1.4.3, and stretching through the next three major releases, Confluence will be transitioning from using the Glue library to provide a SOAP remote API, to using Apache Axis. Unfortunately, while the SOAP services will stay the same, the WSDL that these libraries generate to interact with the same services will change, so SOAP applications that interact with Confluence will need to migrate with us.
The migration should be relatively painless. Since the underlying objects represented by the WSDL are still the same, the process should involve regenerating your SOAP stubs, and a few cosmetic code changes.
The XML-RPC API is unaffected by this change.
1.4.3 and 1.5/2.0
Deploy Axis SOAP service alongside Glue
Allow configuration of default SOAP provider, the default at installation being Axis
Remove Glue SOAP provider
Progress on these issues can also be tracked via CONF-3141
As of version 1.4.3, Confluence ships with three SOAP endpoints:
The Axis and Glue providers produce slightly different WSDL URLs
Third-party SOAP RPC Plugins deployed in Confluence will be similarly deployed in three locations
Over the next three major Confluence releases we will:
- Make the provider of
- Change the default provider to Axis (but leave it configurable), then finally
- Remove the Glue provider entirely
What This Means for SOAP Clients
Confluence major releases occur every three or four months. Thus, authors of SOAP clients should keep in mind this timeline, starting with the release of Confluence 2.0 (November 2005)