Welcome to WSO2 Web Services Application Server (WSO2 WSAS)
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The Web services (WS) platform, based on XML messaging, is the only
enterprise-class platform for integration that is completely open and agreed
across the industry. Based on the concept of Service Oriented Architecture
(SOA), the Web services specifications support secure, reliable and
transactional integration based on the concept of loose coupling, which is
inherently scalable. Many vendors have "bolted on" support for Web services
and XML to their existing proprietary product solutions. WSO2 has created a
new platform that cuts out unnecessary layers, supporting the full
WS-* stack in a simple, clean, lightweight model, making it easier to
develop, deploy and run applications.
WSO2 WSAS is an application server for Web services. With its built in
high-performance Web server, full support for XML, SOAP, WSDL, and support
for reliable, secure communications, WSO2 WSAS makes it simple and effective
to create, consume and manage Web services.
WSO2 WSAS supports most of the major components of the WS-* stack and
provides an integrated runtime that is easy for developers and administrators
- SOAP 1.1/1.2
- WSDL 1.1
- WSDL 2.0
- MTOM, XOP & SOAP with Attachments
WSO2 WSAS brings together a number of open source projects into a single,
seamless, easy-to-use offering. Instead of having to download the different
parts of the Apache Web services stack separately and assemble them together,
we have done that for you and offer you a single integrated package.
Open Source Components of WSO2 WSAS
- Apache Axis2 (SOAP)
- Apache Axiom (High performance XML Object Model)
- Apache Rampart/Apache WSS4J (WS-Security, WS-SecureConversation)
- Apache Rahas(WS-Trust)
- Apache Sandesha2 (WS-ReliableMessaging)
- WS-Addressing implementation in Axis2
- Apache Neethi (WS-Policy)
- WS-SecurityPolicy implementation in Axis2
- Apache XML Schema
- Embedded Apache Tomcat
- Apache Tribes (Group Communications Framework)
WSO2 WSAS can be used in a number of different scenarios:
- Exposing existing or new business applications as Web services.
- Building reliable messaging links within or across enterprises.
- Serving as the host for lightweight browser applications using the AJAX
- Integrating with .NET, J2EE, CICS, SAP and other platforms.
WSO2 WSAS is a fully open source product. WSO2 contributes to the Apache
Software Foundation's Web services project through a combination of leading
open source components. Together with our own integration code, WSO2 offers
production quality open source software. All our integration code ?
including the unified management console is available under the Apache
Software License version 2.0.
New Features In This Release
Based on the OSGi based WSO2 Carbon architecture. This is a unification
of all Java based products from WSO2. Now you can have features from the
lighweight superfast WSO2 ESB & the super-cool WSO2 MashupServer,
running on your WSAS instance.
- Enhanced admin UI
- Extensible server admin framework
Separable frontend & backend - a single frontend server can be used
to administer several backend servers
The complete list of features is available in the
WSO2 Web Services Application Server , Documentation
See the full list of documents
with instructions on installation, administration, sample guides and how
to use the tools packaged with WSO2 WSAS.
Your feedback on WSO2 WSAS is most appreciated. Please send them to our
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