Workflow for testing simple web services

This is a simple Web Services scan workflow.

Before you begin

Launch GSC from the Web Services Explorer (Start > HCL AppScan Enterprise Server > Web Services Explorer).

Note: GSC does not inherit authentication mechanisms that you set in AppScan® Enterprise Server. See the Web Services Explorer Help for details.


  1. In GSC, click the Add WSDL file icon ( WSDL).
  2. Click Import from URL , enter the URL for the WSDL file that you want to import, and select its destination folder.
  3. Click OK to return to the main user interface where you can see a tree of the web services in the left pane.
  4. Explore the services:
    1. In the Call Library, expand the WSDL, binding, and operation, and then select the call element. An interface appears in the right pane for sending requests to the service.
    2. In the Message tab in the right pane, type in the value(s) to send.
    3. Click Invoke to send the request. The result is displayed in the main pane, and the request is added to the Call History pane at the lower left of the screen.
    4. Repeat for additional services as required.
  5. When you have finished, close GSC. You will be prompted to save the package which you can then upload to AppScan Enterprise Server to be included as part of a scan.

What to do next

Run the scan and view the results.