I am trying add service reference of ThirdParty WCF Rest Service Url RRS feed

  • Question

  • In VisualStudio2013->WindowsProject adding service reference of third pary wcf rest service URL,am getting the following error.  

    There was no endpoint listening at(WCFRestService) that could accept the message. This is often caused by an incorrect address or SOAP action. See InnerException, if present, for more details.
    The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required.
    If the service is defined in the current solution, try building the solution and adding the service reference again.

    Is there any setting is requred to add reference of third party service.

    Not able to generate proxy class using SVCUTIL.exe Tool.

    Suggest me How to Proceed further?


    Friday, August 19, 2016 12:43 PM


  • Hi MohanV,

    >> Is there any setting is requred to add reference of third party service

    Could this service be used as SOAP service? If there is no endpoint in third party service, it is impossible to add rest service reference at your side.

    For rest service, we could call it directly by httpWebRequest. Could you share us why you want to add service reference for rest service? Add Service Reference uses WSDL or ws-metadataExchange, you will need to enable it at service side. You could refer How to: Publish Metadata for a Service Using a Configuration File.

    If it is a third party service, you will need to connect the service developer to enable metadata.

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, August 22, 2016 1:54 AM