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Webservice for Sharepoint wss 3.0  list to be consumed by 3rd party site.

Posted on 2012-09-22
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Last Modified: 2012-09-30

II have a project where I have to create a web service to allow a 3rd part read access to wss 3.0 SharePoint list items.   I have access to the server where Sharepoiint 3.0 is installed.  My tools are Visual Web Developer Express 2010.   I am looking for an over view of what I need to do. I do know that SharePoint has web service methods and I know I have to use the list one.


What I am looking for is direction in where to get started.

1) What do I need to build on my server to set up the webservice.
2) What kind of credentials do I set up? Do I need to create a username and password?
3) I assume I need to reference the l ist with GUID and perhaps a view.
4) How do I consume the website. I would like to build a simple ASP site that dumps list data to prove out the concept.

Any help getting started would be appreciated.
Question by:Epistrophy
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You have to understand one thing, SharePoint's webservice is an internal webservice (meaning the same domain). It cannot be consumed by outside domain sites, unless your sharepoint site is a public facing site. Is this what you are trying to accomplish- where you have an web app that's consuming the SP Webservice?

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Thank you for the reply.

While the SharePoint site is not public facing, it is on the public facing  server.  A login is needed to gain access to the SharePoint site.  I already do serve data from the SharePoint site to a public facing asp.net site on the same server.   Since both are on the same server I us a web reference to accomplish that.

What I have to do now  is  allow read access, to a single SharePoint list,  to another server on another domain.
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Thank you this pointed me in the right direction.

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