The old SOAP API, accessible at /vco/vmware-vmo-webcontrol/webservice, is removed/not available in vRO 7. There is a REST API at https://server:8281/vco/api/ that covers most of the functionality of the old SOAP API plus much more.
The correct answer has already been provided here, but to help you get started with using the REST API, have a look at:
- How to use the REST API to start a workflow: http://bit.ly/restvco
- GitHub - burkeazbill/vroClientScripts: REST Client Script examples
We currently use SOAP to start vRO workflows in version 6 via our own custom web portal.
I see nothing in the release notes for version 7 saying SOAP is gone and even the documentation still talks about both SOAP and REST.
I just want to confirm that SOAP really is gone in version 7 and I need to switch to REST before upgrading to version 7 despite the version 7 documentation seemingly making no mention of the change.
I'm certain the SOAP is gone in vRO 7 because I removed it from vRO source code repository back in September 2015
It should be relatively easy to re-implement your SOAP-based workflow starting code on top of the REST API.
I would say that's a pretty good confirmed Maybe you can get the documentation team to strip it from the vRO 7 docs and/or make a note of it in the release notes?
We have tried gong to REST back in the 5.1 days but had a problem with holder-of-token or key or something like that. I know things were made easier in newer versions some hopefully it will go better this time.
In current REST API (since 5.1 update 1, I think) there is support for Basic Authentication over SSO, so you may call the API using username/password instead of holder-of-key SAML tokens.
I'll check what is the situation with the documentation.