Key Features

  1. Support for one-way messaging (In-Only) and request response messaging (In-Out)
  2. Client APIs: Easy to use service client API and more advanced operation client API
  3. Transports supported: HTTP
    • Inbuilt HTTP server called simple axis server
    • Apache2 httpd module called mod_axis2 for server side
    • IIS module for server side
    • Client transport with ability to enable SSL support
    • Basic HTTP Authentication
    • Digest HTTP Authentication
    • libcurl based client transport
  4. Transports supported: HTTPS
    • HTTPS Transport implementation using OpenSSL
  5. Transports supported: TCP
    • for both client and server side
  6. Transport proxy support (HTTP)
    • Proxy Authentication (Basic/Digest)
  7. Module architecture, mechanism to extend the SOAP processing model
  8. WS-Addressing support, both the submission (2004/08) and final (2005/08) versions, implemented as a module
  9. MTOM/XOP support
  10. AXIOM, an XML object model optimized for SOAP 1.1/1.2 messages; This has complete XML infoset support
  11. XML parser abstraction
    • Libxml2 wrapper
    • Guththila pull parser support
  12. Both directory based and archive based deployment models for deploying services and modules
  13. Description hierarchy providing access to static data of Axis2/C runtime (configuration, service groups, services, operations and messages)
  14. Context hierarchy providing access to dynamic Axis2/C runtime information (corresponding contexts to map to each level of description hierarchy)
  15. Message receiver abstraction
    • Inbuilt raw XML message receiver
  16. Code generation tool for stub and skeleton generation for a given WSDL (based on Java tool)
    • Axis Data Binding (ADB) support
  17. REST support (more POX like) using both HTTP POST, GET, HEAD, PUT and DELETE
    • Support for RESTful Services
  18. Comprehensive documentation
    • Axis2/C Manual
  19. WS-Policy implementation called Neethi/C, with WS-SecurityPolicy extension

Changes Since Last Release

  1. Fixed a bug on version numbering
  2. List Axis2/C dependencies licensing in LICENSE file
  3. Add relevant copyright notices to NOTICE file
  4. Digest Authentication Support
  5. Proxy Authentication Support
  6. Ability to insert xml declaration on outgoing payloads
  7. Enhanced REST support
  8. Enhancements to Operation/Action mappings
  9. MTOM support with libcurl
  10. Improvements to TCPMon Tool
  11. Improvements to Test Coverage
  12. Improvements to API docs
  13. Improvements to CA certificate validation mechanisms on SSL Transport
  14. Improvements to Neethi