in the course of different mergers, we have a multiple different systems from different vendors. When it comes to document management there is IBM Websphere and SharePoint. We have the challenge to exchange data with the IBM Webssphere System. Understand it as some kind of document publishing. Collaboration will take place in SharePoint, whereas the place for the official approved files will be a webserver based on Websphere. A document with its metadata is to be sent after its approval in SP to Websphere.
The "Websphere" department asks this to be implemented as a webservice.
Websphere has to provide the Webservice Producer whereas SharePoint needs to be the consumer.
How to proceed? What are the topics to be discussed?
1. How should the overall process look like? => Use Case Description
2. What kind of WebMethods should be provided and consumed? => WSDL
3. How should the servers authenticate to each other? (Windows authentication or Claims?
4. Shall the data be encrypted? If yes, how? Is SSL encryption the easiest approach?
Thanks for input