Add / Edit a SOAP Task


Device Type: ServerView Platform

Glossary: SOAP Task

How to create devices and tasks

How to Edit a SOAP Task

Once you have created a device and are adding or editing a SOAP task, you will be prompted to adjust the following settings:


Task Name

Provide a descriptive name for the task so that you would be able to identify the task later among a list of similar tasks.  For example, “ SOAP”

Maximum Connection Timeout (in seconds)

Enter the number of seconds the task should wait for a response from the web page before aborting the task and returning an error.  If this is left blank the default timeout for a task is 120 seconds.


Enter the FTP server address. This could be the URL or the IP address.


The SOAPAction HTTP request header field can be used to indicate the intent of the SOAP HTTP request. The value is a URI identifying the intent. SOAP places no restrictions on the format or specificity of the URI or that it is resolvable. An HTTP client MUST use this header field when issuing a SOAP HTTP Request. The presence and content of the SOAPAction header field can be used by servers such as firewalls to appropriately filter SOAP request messages in HTTP. The header field value of empty string (“”) means that the intent of the SOAP message is provided by the HTTP Request-URI. No value means that there is no indication of the intent of the message.

Post XML

Enter the body of the XML request.

Content Validation Keywords


Basic Authentication

Read the article on Authentication username and password for more information.

Additional Headers

field allows to add any additional custom headers in the following format (by “=” symbol, each header should start from a new line):

Header_name_1 = "value"
Header_name_2 = "value"

DNS Options

are explained in detail in “DNS Mode Option” article