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ankur rathi
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I have a system that (some of its services) will be accessed by external parties as well. What will be the good way?

1. Provide username/password to those parties and then they can use services through web (site).

2. Publish services as web services and give WSDL to those parties so they can consume.

I am not sure if both options are even comparable or not?

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A web site is for human (i.e., manual) consumption, while web services are generally used for machine (i.e., programmatic) consumption. So the question is actually one for you to answer: what makes sense for your users?
 
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
A web site is for human (i.e., manual) consumption, while web services are generally used for machine (i.e., programmatic) consumption. So the question is actually one for you to answer: what makes sense for your users?


They are human and consume services manually as they have to do further processing that requires human knowledge.
 
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