Magento: Starting SOAP (adding a user)

In order to get SOAP up and running you will need to add a web services user in the admin panel.

    First add a role for the user. (Roles are used to limit the permissions of the user)

    • System->Web Services->Roles->Add new role
    • Give the role a name
    • Set permissions for the role
  • Then create the user with these permissions
    • System->Web Services->Users->Add new user
    • Add information about the user (the API key is the password used for SOAP)
    • Under roles bind the user with the previously created role