Creating user accounts with SOAP
I have been following the ongoing discussions about SOAP with great interest.
In my environment I use Active Directory(AD) as a central authentication and identity backend. It works great with other applications such as our Mambo portal and our e-learning system Moodle. I usually create accounts in AD by scripts but now I am adding functionality to my own Student information system(SIS) to directly create the AD accounts when we add a new student. This way the new student is registered at courses, receiving network logon, is registered in our e-learning system. The only problem left is to create the mail account simultaneously. I am thinking about using a SOAP request to my zimbra test server from my SIS to achieve this. The SIS is written in ASP.NET and probably will be released as open source in the near future (as soon as some bugs are corrected and the database backend is changed to MySQL).
I would like some advice about an easy way to post a SOAP-request to my ZImbraserver. Generating the correct xml-code is no problem, I am just stuck in posting the request??? Thus, how do I send the xml-SOAP to the server??
(Excuse for this dumb question, but I have never been working with SOAP or Web services!)