Creating a WebSphere MQ transport configuration

You can create a transport configuration that describes the transport settings for a service request that uses the IBM® WebSphere® MQ protocol. Transport and security settings can be associated with any service request.

Before you begin

If you are using SOAP security, ensure that you have configured the environment with the correct libraries and configuration files.


  1. Click the Generic service client Open the generic service client toolbar button to open the generic service client and click the Transport tab. This opens the Transport Configurations page.
  2. To create a new generic MQ transport configuration, in the Configurations list, right-click MQ and click New MQ protocol configuration.
  3. Type a Name for the new transport configuration and select whether the service is a queue or a topic destination.
  4. Specify the Queue Manager Name for the queue manager that will receive the call, and the Queue Name for the queue managed by the queue manager.
  5. To authenticate with the MQ server, select the Authentication check box and specify the user name and password.
  6. If the WebSphere MQ server is running on the local computer, select Local Queue Manager. If not, specify the Address, Port, and Client Channel for the remote WebSphere MQ server.
  7. If you want the server to create a temporary queue for receiving messages, select Use Temporary Queue for Response. If not, specify the queue (handled by the specified queue manager) that will receive responses from the WebSphere MQ server.
  8. If you are using the Microsoft .NET framework with SOAP over MQ, specify the name of the target service.
  9. If you are using SOAP over MQ, select Use RFH2 header. Otherwise, specify the Message Descriptor and Encoding options for the message header.
  10. If the service requires SSL authentication, click Configure SSL to select an existing SSL configuration or to create a new one. See Creating SSL configurations.
  11. Click OK to create the new configuration.

What to do next

Once created, you can use your new configuration with any service request that uses the WebSphere MQ transport protocol.

If a queue manager require authentication, select the Authentication check box and provide login credentials of the queue manager. If authentication is not required for a queue manager, you can ignore this check box. You can also add or update the login credentials, in the Protocol Configuration tab of a service test.

You can edit existing configurations or create duplicate configurations.