Test the BWS accessibility with curl
Same can be achieved with the tool curl of course.
First the SOAP envelope file for the POST request has to be created . This is a simple XML file with following content:
Put this file in a directory on your development workstation accompanied by the BWS client certificate file and the private key file. If the certificate and key is in PKCS#12 (PFX) Format you can convert it to a certificate and separate private key file using OpenSSL.
Accessing the BioID Web Service
With the Parameter
--verbose a much more terse output will be shown.
If everything worked well you'll get an output similar to this:
The output from the BWS will be stored in the file foo.xml. This file should contain the current BWS version string and some other status information about the service.