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This quick start tutorial is intended for developers who are familiar with PHP, SOAP, and want a quick "hello world" example for connecting to and using the Access ACS API web service.

This quick start will help you do the following:

  • Connect you to the Access ACS web service
  • Get the login token that is required for make further calls
  • Run one call to getStatAges as a test


Note:  NuSOAP is required because PHP's SOAP possibly has a bug preventing it from dealing with Windows server.  PHP5 seems to be missing values .

Source Code

Download and install the NuSOAP library and have it under the 'lib' folder.

 // Access ACS
$accessACS = "https://secure.accessacs.com/acscfwsv2/wsca.asmx?WSDL";
$secid = "xxxxxxxx your security id here xxxxxxx";
$siteid = yyyyy;

// Show all the errors

// Create NuSoap client
$client = new nusoap_client($accessACS, 'wsdl');

// Exit on an error
$err = $client->getError();
if ($err) {
	echo 'Constructor error:' . $err;

// Get our token
$output = $client->call("getLoginToken", array('secid' => $secid, 'siteid' => $siteid));
print "Our TOKEN:".$token;

// Do a quick test.
$output = $client->call("getStatAges", array('token' => $token));