(PHP 5 >= 5.0.5, PHP 7)

SoapClient::__setSoapHeadersSets SOAP headers for subsequent calls


public bool SoapClient::__setSoapHeaders ([ mixed $soapheaders ] )

Defines headers to be sent along with the SOAP requests.


Calling this method will replace any previous values.



The headers to be set. It could be SoapHeader object or array of SoapHeader objects. If not specified or set to NULL, the headers will be deleted.

Valor Retornado

Retorna TRUE em caso de sucesso ou FALSE em caso de falha.


Exemplo #1 SoapClient::__setSoapHeaders() example


= new SoapClient(null, array('location' => "http://localhost/soap.php",
'uri'      => "http://test-uri/"));
$header = new SoapHeader(''
'hello world');



Exemplo #2 Set Multiple Headers


= new SoapClient(null, array('location' => "http://localhost/soap.php",
'uri'      => "http://test-uri/"));
$headers = array();

$headers[] = new SoapHeader(''
'hello world');

$headers[] = new SoapHeader(''
'hello world again');



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User Contributed Notes 4 notes

kedar dot purohit @ mavs dot uta dot edu
7 years ago
To create complex SOAP Headers, you can do something like this:

Required SOAP Header:

    <RequestorCredentials xmlns="">

Corresponding PHP code:


= ''; //Namespace of the WS.

//Body of the Soap Header.
$headerbody = array('Token' => $someToken,
'Version' => $someVersion,

//Create Soap Header.       
$header = new SOAPHeader($ns, 'RequestorCredentials', $headerbody);       
//set the Headers of Soap Client.

peamik1953 at NOSPAM dot btinternet dot com
6 years ago
You cannot add an additional header. If you want two headers, and one already exists, first delete it with $client->__setSoapHeaders(NULL). Then issue $client->__setSoapHeaders($headers) where $headers is an array of soapHeader() objects.
jayrajput at gmail dot com
8 years ago
With multiple SOAP headers, when using SoapVar for creation of SoapHeader the PHP code just terminates (command terminated). I am not sure if that is a bug.

Without the SOAPVar the code worked fine for me

There are different way to creart SoapHeader I was using SoapVar and the code was not working. I am still a novice with this SOAP stuff.

Tried using normal strings and it worked fine. SoapHeader can take SoapVar or string as the third argument.

my code:

// first soap header.
$var = new SoapVar($header, XSD_ANYXML);
$soapHeader = new SoapHeader(NAME_SPACE, "Security", $var);
// second soap header.
$var2 = new SoapVar($header2, XSD_ANYXML);
$soapHeader2 = new SoapHeader(DIFF_NAME_SPACE, "ID", $var2);

$client = new SoapClient($wsdl, array("location" => $location));

$headers = array();
$headers[] = $soapHeader;
$headers[] = $soapHeader2;

// Here my code was just terminating.
mlconnor at yahoo dot com
6 years ago
Does anyone know how to get the response headers?  The getLastResponseHeader returns a string response, not the complex object I was expecting...
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