Chapter 4. Understanding the ESB Web Services

One of the main goals of an ESB is to facilitate access to the services and capabilities exposed by IT solutions across an organization. In order to facilitate access to those services, the ESB Toolkit provides a set of services that enable consumers to participate in ESB message exchanges through a standardized API. At the same time, some of the ESB Toolkit core features are exposed as services.

In this chapter we will:

  • Explore the different services exposed by the ESB Toolkit
  • Analyze the scenarios where those services can be useful to external systems

The itinerary on-ramp services

The itinerary web services, also known as on-ramps, are the ones that allow clients trigger ESB exchanges and processes by ...

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