ColdFusion ships with native support for consuming Web Services through the following constructs:
For secure Web Services that are frequently consumed by your applications, we recommend they be registered with an alias in the ColdFusion Administrator. Web Services can then be referenced with a simple alias instead the WSDL URL and hardcoded authentication data.
Web Service Version: Axis versions 1 and 2 are supported and selected via the drop-down.
Web Service Name: This allows a Web Service to be called by an alias rather than the full URL.
WSDL URL: This is the absolute URL to the WSDL.
Authentication Type: Options here are NONE, BASIC or NTLM.
Proxy Server, Port, Username, Password: These settings are required if a Proxy Server is used.
Timeout: This setting is application specific and should be determined by testing.