Pintun Pintun - 9 months ago 196
Python Question

Python SOAP client with Zeep - import namespace

A little context: I am opening this question arose here, after solving an authentication problem. I prefer to open a new one to avoid polluting the previous with comments not related to the original issue, and to give it the proper visibility.

I am working on a SOAP client running in the same intranet as the server, without internet access.

from requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth
from zeep import Client
from zeep.transports import Transport

wsdl = 'http://mysite.dom/services/MyWebServices?WSDL'
client = Client(wsdl, transport=HTTPBasicAuth('user','pass'), cache=None)

The problem: WSDL contains an import to an external resource located outside the intranet ('import namespace=""') and therefore Zeep Client instantiation fails with:

Exception: HTTPConnectionPool(host='', port=80): Max retries exceeded with url: /soap/encoding/ (Caused by NewConnectionError('<requests.packages.urllib3.connection.HTTPConnection object at 0x7f3dab9d30b8>: Failed to establish a new connection: [Errno 110] Connection timed out',))

Question: is it possible (and does it make sense) to create the Zeep Client without accessing the external resource?

As an additional detail, another client written in Java, based on XML rpc ServiceFactory seems to be more resilient to this kind of problem, the service is created (and works) even if no internet connection is available.
Is it really needed to import the namespace from

Edit, after answer from @mvt:

So, I went for the proposed solution, which allows me at the same time to control the access to external resources (read: forbid access to servers different from the one hosting the endpoint).

class MyTransport(zeep.Transport):
def load(self, url):
if not url:
raise ValueError("No url given to load")
parsed_url = urlparse(url)
if parsed_url.scheme in ('http', 'https'):
if parsed_url.netloc == "myserver.ext":
response = self.session.get(url, timeout=self.load_timeout)
return response.content
elif url == "":
url = "/some/path/myfile.xsd"
elif parsed_url.scheme == 'file':
if url.startswith('file://'):
url = url[7:]
with open(os.path.expanduser(url), 'rb') as fh:

mvt mvt
Answer Source

You could create your own subclass of the tranport class and add additional logic to the load() method so that specific url's are redirected / loaded from the filesystem.

The code is pretty easy i think: :-)