This is a simple, easily extendible soap library that provides several useful tools for creating and publishing soap web services in python.
Python Ruby
Switch branches/tags
Pull request Compare This branch is 5873 commits behind arskom:master.
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.


What is soaplib?

Soaplib is an easy to use python library for publishing soap web services using WSDL 1.1 standard, and answering SOAP 1.1 requests. With a very small amount of code, soaplib allows you to write a useful web service and deploy it as a WSGI application. WSGI is a python web standard for writing portable, extendable web applications in python. More information on WSGI can be found here.


  • deploy services as WSGI applications
  • handles all xml (de)serialization
  • on-demand WSDL generation
  • doesn't get in your way!!!

Runtime Requirements

  • Python 2.4 or greater
  • lxml (available through easy_install)
  • a WSGI-compliant web server (CherryPy, WSGIUtils, Flup, etc.)
  • pytz (available through easy_install)

Development Requirements

  • Most examples and tests require Python 2.5 or greater
  • Twisted is required for interop.server.static

Soaplib services can be deployed as WSGI applications, in any WSGI-compliant web server. See the examples directory in the source distribution for deployment examples. Soaplib services have been successfully run on the following web servers:

  • CherryPy 2.2
  • Flup
  • Twisted.web2
  • WSGIUtils 0.9