Web Services Policy data instances

SOAP connectors can use Web Services Policy data instances to securely communicate with a WS-Policy annotated webservice. A WS-Policy annotated Web service exposes its security policy by embedding a WS-Policy element in the WSDL. The WS-Policy contains a set of assertions that represent the capabilities and requirements of a Web service. The SOAP connector can understand these assertions and apply necessary security to the payload accordingly.

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Where referenced

WS Policy data instances are referenced on the Advanced tab of Connect SOAP rules.


Use the Records Explorer to list Web Services Policy data instances on your system.


The Data-Admin-WebServices-Policy class contains Web Services Policy data instances. They are part of the Integration Resources category.

Associated ruleset

When you save a Web Services Policy data instance, or open an existing one, it is automatically associated with the RuleSet of the Application rule for the current application. This association assists with application packaging. You can update the associated RuleSet using the field in the upper right corner of the form. See Identifying parts of rule and data forms.

If there is no RuleSet associated with the data instance (for example, for existing instances not previously associated with a RuleSet), the Associated RuleSet displays [none].