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Lagom SOAP client

Lagom SOAP allows a Lagom application to make calls on a remote web service using SOAP. It provides a reactive interface to doing so, making HTTP requests asynchronously and returning futures of the result. Lagom SOAP use Play SAOP library and Circuit Breaker feature of Lagom.

Versions compatibility

Lagom Soap Client Lagom Scala
1.+ 1.4.+

How to use

1. Generate async client for external SOAP service

  • Use Play SAOP for generate async client.
  • Add generated client to dependencies of Lagom service. For example:
val externalSoapClient = "" %% "external-async-client" % "X.Y.Z"
  libraryDependencies ++= Seq(

2. Add the dependency

See Adding the dependency

3. Register async client

Extend your Guice module by ServiceGuiceSupport and use bindSoapClient method for registration client. Also you can register SOAP message handler for this service. For example:

import org.taymyr.lagom.soap.ServiceGuiceSupport;
public class MyServiceModule extends AbstractModule implements ServiceGuiceSupport {
    protected void configure() {
        bindSoapClient(Service.class, ServicePort.class, new DisableJaxbValidationHandler());

4. Inject SOAP client

4.1 Inject SOAP client directly

public class MyServiceImpl implements MyService {

    private final ServicePort soapService;

    public MyServiceImpl(ServicePort soapService) {
        this.soapService = soapService;

4.2 Inject provider of SOAP client

You can inject provider of SOAP client for using custom handling every SOAP message.

public class MyServiceImpl implements MyService {

    private final ServiceProvider<ServicePort> serviceProvider;

    public MyServiceImpl(ServiceProvider<ServicePort> serviceProvider) {
        this.serviceProvider = serviceProvider;

5. Invoke method of SOAP client

You can get SOAP client from the provider, passing it a list message handlers, that will be used in addition to the list passed during registration. Within these handlers, you can implement the query logic that depends on the current context. For example, put the header User-Agent in the outgoing SOAP request depending on the headers of the current request.

import static org.taymyr.lagom.soap.WebFaultException.processWebFault;
import static org.taymyr.lagom.soap.handler.SetUserAgentHandler.userAgent;

public class MyServiceImpl implements MyService {

    public HeaderServiceCall<NotUsed, String> myMethod() {
        return (headers, request) -> {
            ServicePort service = serviceProvider.get(userAgent("Agent"));
            return Bar())
                .thenApplyAsync(result -> ok("Foo: " + result))
                .exceptionally(throwable -> processWebFault(throwable, e -> {
                    if (e instanceof ServiceLogicException) {
                        // do something
                    } else {
                        throw new TransportException(InternalServerError, new ExceptionMessage("", ""));

6. Configuration

  • Add org.taymyr.lagom.soap.WebFaultException to Circuit Breakers whitelist (lagom.circuit-breaker.default.exception-whitelist), because all checked SOAP exceptions boxing to WebFaultException. Otherwise Circuit Breaker will be opened for all SOAP exceptions.

  • Configure Circuit Breaker for SOAP client lagom.circuit-breaker.<SERVICE_CLASS>. Highly recommended configuring Circuit Breaker (see all available settings in Lagom docs) in block and use reference to this configuration in lagom.circuit-breaker block.

  • Configure address external SOAP service<SERVICE_CLASS>.address. See details in Play SOAP docs.

  • Configure value of User-Agent header<SERVICE_CLASS>.browser-type. (Default value lagom).

  • Configure SOAP client<SERVICE_CLASS>.singleton as Singleton for better performance. Warning: It can be NOT thread-safe. More details see on CXF docs (Default value false)

lagom.circuit-breaker {
  default.exception-whitelist = [
  ] = ${}
} { {
    address = "http://domain:PORT/service"
    browser-type = "Lagom MyService"
    singleton: false
    breaker = {
      call-timeout = 10s

Adding the dependency

All released artifacts are available in the Maven central repository. Just add a lagom-soap-client to your service dependencies:

  • SBT
libraryDependencies += "org.taymyr.lagom" %% "lagom-soap-client-java" % "X.Y.Z"
  • Maven

All snapshot artifacts are available in the Sonatype snapshots repository. This repository must be added in your build system.

  • SBT
resolvers ++= Resolver.sonatypeRepo("snapshots")
  • Maven


Contributions are very welcome.


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