Overview: BlackBerry Web Services

The BlackBerry Web Services are a collection of SOAP web services that you can use to create applications to manage your organization's BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 domain.

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 includes two instances of the BlackBerry Web Services:
  • BlackBerry Web Services for the BlackBerry Device Service: These web services allow a custom application to perform management tasks for the BlackBerry Device Service, user accounts, and BlackBerry devices.
  • BlackBerry Web Services for the Universal Device Service: These web services allow a custom application to perform management tasks for the Universal Device Service, user accounts, and iOS and Android devices.

You can use the BlackBerry Web Services to automate many of the tasks that administrators typically perform using the administration consoles. For example, you can create an application that automates the process of adding user accounts.

The BlackBerry Web Services are installed automatically when you install BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, and consist of two interfaces: BWS, which contains a single WSDL for all available methods, and BWSUtil, which is used to configure authentication credentials that applications use to access the BlackBerry Web Services.

The BlackBerry Web Services use abstracted data objects, which allow your applications to be compatible with different versions of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. The BlackBerry Web Services emphasize compatibility, ease-of-use, and flexibility, giving you the option to build your applications using various development languages and web service frameworks.

To use the BlackBerry Web Services, you should be proficient in one of the supported programming languages and in the use of common web services concepts such as XML, SOAP, and WSDL. You should be familiar with the configuration and administration of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, including the management of user accounts, groups, IT policies, software configurations, and security settings.

For more information about BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, visit www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to read the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 documentation.



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