Generating client for SOAP using CXF

What is needed

  • WSDL file describing the services
  • Apache CXF (3.1+)
  • JDK (1.7+)

Straight to point

In order to create the set of Client’s classes, verify for the following environment variables:

  • JAVA_HOME: Path to JDK location, eg. C:\Progra~1\Java\jdk1.7.0_80
  • CXF_HOME: Path to CXF location, eg. C:\Java\apache-cxf-3.1.13

Now, open a command prompt and execute the command: wsdl2java.bat -p net.itfromhell.itsatrap.serviceclient -d C:\Temp\TestClient -all -ant -exsh false -dns true -dex true -encoding UTF-8 -verbose Test.wsdl


  • wsdl2java.bat: Tool to generate encapsulated service’s client from WSDL document
  • net.itfromhell.itsatrap.serviceclient: Package of generated classes
  • C:\Temp\TestClient: Output directory to generated classes
  • Test.wsdl: WSDL file

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