WCF Config in web site

Posted on 2010-11-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

I am trying to get a WCF service running in an ASP.Net project (will run in IIS 7 but I can't get it work in visual studio for the moment). The reason why I need WCF is because I want to use MTOM encoding which is not available in a classic webservice. For the same reason I want to configure it so that I can upload large binary messages.

That means that I do need to specify the configuration of the service in web.config.

the service is located in a file called "albumservice.svc" in the root of the website, and the corresponding interface (Ialbumservice) is correctly implemented (albumservice class).

You can find below the web.config file I currently have. With this I am getting the following error when trying to view the service in a browser (the rest of the site works corretly):

Could not find a base address that matches scheme https for the endpoint with binding albumWSbinding. Registered base address schemes are [http].
[InvalidOperationException: Could not find a base address that matches scheme https for the endpoint with binding albumWSbinding. Registered base address schemes are [http].]
   System.ServiceModel.ServiceHostBase.MakeAbsoluteUri(Uri relativeOrAbsoluteUri, Binding binding, UriSchemeKeyedCollection baseAddresses) +12230836
   System.ServiceModel.Description.ConfigLoader.LoadServiceDescription(ServiceHostBase host, ServiceDescription description, ServiceElement serviceElement, Action`1 addBaseAddress) +12228189
   System.ServiceModel.ServiceHostBase.LoadConfigurationSectionInternal(ConfigLoader configLoader, ServiceDescription description, ServiceElement serviceSection) +67

I keep looking around but it doesn't look like I am doing anything wrong. Removing the address tag of the endpoint doesn't help. If anyone has any suggestions, they are more than welcome!


      <service name="albumservice" behaviorConfiguration="albumbehavior">
        <endpoint address="albumservice.svc"
        <endpoint binding="mexHttpBinding"
        <binding name="albumWSbinding" maxBufferPoolSize="5000000"
          <security mode="Transport">
            <transport clientCredentialType="None"/>
        <binding name="albumMEXbinding" >
        <behavior name="albumbehavior">
          <serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="true" />
          <serviceDebug includeExceptionDetailInFaults="true" />
        <behavior name="">
          <serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="true" />
          <serviceDebug includeExceptionDetailInFaults="false" />
    <serviceHostingEnvironment multipleSiteBindingsEnabled="true" />

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Expert Comment

ID: 34161131
Check this out.  This might help:

You might need to use mexHttpsBinding rather than mexHttpBinding

and you might need to do this <serviceMetadata httpsGetEnabled="true"/> rather than <serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="true"/>


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ID: 34161883
But that's what I don't understand. I am not using https. I am trying to consume this service over regular http.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34161904
What is your base address anyway?  Did you set this up programmatically or within config?  Your base Address might be based on https.

something like this under services --> service tag.

            <add baseAddress="http://localhost:8081/test/" />
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Author Comment

ID: 34161948
my understanding was that if the service is hosted in IIS I should not need to specify the base address. Which would force me to hardcode in config some development specific variable.

Author Comment

ID: 34161952
actually asp won't even let me do it:

Error message
When 'system.serviceModel/serviceHostingEnvironment/multipleSiteBindingsEnabled' is set to true in configuration, the endpoints are required to specify a relative address. If you are specifying a relative listen URI on the endpoint, then the address can be absolute.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34161961
Oh yeah.  You generated a web site project (IIS Hosting) for the WCF service library.  Sorry, I was thinking of something else.

OK.  Your IIS website is based on http, right?  What is the address?  Is it something like "http://localhost/sample/albumservice.svc"?

Author Comment

ID: 34161970
And changing mexHttpBinding to mexHttpsBinding doesn't affect the error

Author Comment

ID: 34161972
Absolutely (while in development)

Author Comment

ID: 34161974
and what is weird is that I I add a new WCF service to the project (but don't alter anything to the web.config) this new service works. Obviously this is not good enough for me as I need that service to use a different encoding and max request size than the values by default. But it doesn't seem to be anything else than something wrong in my web.config
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Expert Comment

ID: 34161982
Just checking.  In my case, it is always http.  It should be http in development anyway.  :-)

That is just weird.  Anyway, I'll come back to this later.  I'm going to a meeting now. :-)

Author Comment

ID: 34161987
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Accepted Solution

Alfred1 earned 500 total points
ID: 34163261
OK.  This might be an IIS configuration issue.  Check the link below:

I hope this helps.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34168872
You did it!
removing the security part from the binding solved the problem! Would have never found that myself!

Thanks for your help!

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