SOAP web service remote troubleshooting

Testing the connection

While it is possible to test the web service via a browser it is only possible to do this from the actual server machine.  If you are not able to connect directly to the server you may wish to use this simple app to check if the web service is actually running and that you can authenticate.  You can experiment with authentication and might see an error like this:

 WS Error Message

If you connect successfully you will see a response including the connected user name, like this:

Using WS Test

To use this test app simply:

  1. download the test app,
  2. unzip the contained files into a folder on your computer,
  3. run WsTest.exe,
  4. enter the URL for your web service,
  5. either choose Default Credentials or enter your user name, domain and password (domain optional), then
  6. press Go.


Written on April 9, 2015