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Apache Axis2 Web Services Second Edition by Afkham Azeez, Deepal Jayasinghe

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Web services model

Web services model consists of a set of basic functionalities such as describe, publish, discover, bind, invoke, update, and unpublish. In the meantime, the model also consists of three actors—service provider, service broker, and service requester. Both the functionalities as well as actors are shown in the next figure:

Web services model
  • Service provider is the individual (organisation) that provides the service. The service provider's job is to create, publish, maintain, and unpublish their services. From a business point of view, a service provider is the owner of the service. From an architectural view, a service provider is the platform that ...

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