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The Easiest Way to Get Going with DocuSign API with Java

The Easiest Way to Get Going with DocuSign API with Java

I’ve had my differences with the Java web service implementation for a long time. Though I loved Java from when Duke was going through his terrible twos, I had issues with how complicated things were. Java web services were no exception. Axis1 implementation should have shipped with Advil. Axis2 was a little better but still required me to do breathing exercises. I recently downloaded NetBeans 7.0 and tried out the JAX-WS integration from within the IDE. This turned out to be the easiest way to get going with consuming a SOAP Web Service.

At DocuSign, we have made steps towards simplification as well. Instead of relying on WS-Security with tokens, timestamps and NONCE values, we started offering web service endpoints that rely in pretty simple HTTP header authentication. The combination of both allows you to get up and going with a web service connecting to DocuSign in just a few minutes.

Here are the simple steps. First we are going to start out with a simple Java project. If you already have a project, you do not need to set one up.

The Easiest Way to Get Going with DocuSign API with Java

We are going to bypass creating any GUI here and just create a simple JUnit test. This will get us right to the web service call. NetBeans 7.0 allows you to create a JUnit test really easily and will import the correct libraries.

The Easiest Way to Get Going with DocuSign API with Java

I tried importing the web service directly from the ASMX endpoint or the ASMX?WSDL url, but that didn’t work so well. What did work well was downloading the WSDL onto my desktop by going to this URL https://demo.docusign.net/api/3.0/dsapi.asmx. Note that unlike our WS-Security endpoint, which ends with api.asmx, the dsapi.asmx uses the DocuSign HTTP security header.

The Easiest Way to Get Going with DocuSign API with Java

Click on the Service Description and save the WSDL file somewhere on your hard drive.

Next step is creating a web service client. This functionality is built into NetBeans as well.

The Easiest Way to Get Going with DocuSign API with Java

You will need to navigate to the downloaded WSDL file and specify the package as dsAPI to copy and paste my unit test code below.

The Easiest Way to Get Going with DocuSign API with Java

Once you got the web service client set up you can go and fill out the test setup and create a simple test. For this you will need to get your developer account on www.docusign.com/devcenter

Copy this test setup function:
String auth = new String("<DocuSignCredentials><Username>[email protected]</Username><Password>*****</Password><IntegratorKey>B111-c81ec71a-cba7-4aa1-b1aa-9513115caf02</IntegratorKey></DocuSignCredentials>");
net.docusign.api._3.DSAPIService service = new net.docusign.api._3.DSAPIService();
port = service.getDSAPIServiceSoap();
((BindingProvider)port).getRequestContext().put(MessageContext.HTTP_REQUEST_HEADERS,Collections.singletonMap("X-DocuSign-Authentication",Collections.singletonList(auth)));

Now create a simple test. You will need to plug in your account id here to make it work right away.
EnvelopeStatusChangeFilter filter = new EnvelopeStatusChangeFilter();
GregorianCalendar cal = new GregorianCalendar(2011, 04, 01);
filter.setStatusChangedSince(DatatypeFactory.newInstance().newXMLGregorianCalendar(cal));
filter.setAccountId("766e7948-6866-1be3-9ea1-4153613dc14f");
FilteredEnvelopeStatusChanges changes = port.requestStatusChanges(filter);
System.out.println( "Changed envelopes: " + changes.getEnvelopeStatusChanges().getEnvelopeStatusChange().size() );

Fix the references and run the test — it should pass. Now you are successfully getting statuses of everything that was changed since April Fools day in 2011.

Finally using DocuSign API is as easy from Java as it is from Visual Studio. Great work NetBeans team!

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Currently, I serve as the social media manager for DocuSign, Inc., the market leader and global standard for electronic signature. DocuSign provides the world’s largest and fastest growing electronic signature platform, empowering businesses to complete transactions online quickly and securely while improving compliance and dramatically reducing costs.

DocuSign is the only cloud computing-based electronic signature platform that entirely replaces slow, expensive paper transactions with a fast, efficient and completely digital solution. Accessible from any Internet-connected device, DocuSign supports virtually any document and form type in simple and complex workflows, and provides broad user authentication options, data collection, secure document/data storage and retrieval, as well as real-time negotiation and collaboration tools.

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