Create Webservice Mock Service with SOAP UI

Create Webservice Mock Service with SOAP UI


If you want to see the message which is send by a SOAP, REST, XI or HTTP Receiver Communication Channel, you can use SOAP UI to create a Mock Service to log the headers and payloads of the message.

Create Mock Service with SOAP UI

  1. Create a new Project or open an existing one
  2. Right click on your request and select “New REST/SOAP MockService” (SOAP service will respond with a SOAP envelope, REST service will send back an empty response) and name it
  3. If you like to specify port and path, click on the gearwheel and specify both. Otherwise your endpoint will be listening on https://localhost:8080/

    SOAP UI: Configure Mock Service parameters
    SOAP UI: Configure Mock Service parameters
  4. Open the “OnRequest Script” Tab and paste the following line into the editor
  5. Open the “Script Log” Tab and start your Mock Service with the green play button

    SOAP UI Mock Service: Log Payload of requests
    SOAP UI Mock Service: Log Payload of requests

Configure Receiver Communication Channel

  1. Find out your local IP Address (for example with this website)
  2. Make sure that your PC is reachable from PI (Firewall)
  3. Add your IP Address with the above configured port and path to the URL of your Receiver Communication Channel
  4. Send a request to your endpoint. The payload will be shown in the “Script Log”

Additional options

You can use the full scope of Groovy to write your scripts. Please find below two useful snippets to log your requests.

To log the headers use:


To write the request data into a file use:

def groovyUtils = new com.eviware.soapui.support.GroovyUtils(context)
def projectroot = groovyUtils.projectPath
def inputFile = new File(projectroot + "\\request.txt")

log.info("Writing request to file: " + projectroot + "\\request.txt")

For more information of the mockRequest class in SOAP UI, check the class documentation.

Also it is possible to send custom responses, please check the SOAP UI Documentation for more information.