SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is an XML-based protocol used for Internet communication between different applications and operating systems.
The SOAP driver uses a combination of language and protocols to enable identity provisioning and data synchronization between Identity Vault with Identity Manager and an HTTP-enabled application, such as a SOAP-enabled Web service.
The driver isn't targeted to a specific Web service. The driver is a generic shim that simply handles the HTTP transport of data between Identity Vault and a Web service. For this driver, a Web service is defined as an application that uses XML and HTTP as the transport protocol. The application can also use SOAP to encode the messages.
This section provides the following information on the Nsure Identity Manager Driver 1.0 for SOAP: