In Magento, you can use web services (API) to access and manage the data on your website remotely. There are several steps to configure and use web services in Magento:
Enable the web services to feature: To enable the web services to feature in Magento, go to System > Web Services > SOAP/XML-RPC – Users. Here, you can create new users and assign them roles that determine their access to the web services.
Create a new role: To create a new role, go to System > Web Services > SOAP/XML-RPC – Roles. Here, you can create a new role and assign it to a user. You can also set the permissions for this role, such as which resources it has access to.
Create a new API user: To create a new API user, go to System > Web Services > SOAP/XML-RPC – Users. Here, you can create a new user and assign it a role. The user will then be able to access the web services using the credentials you provide.
Test the web services: To test the web services, you can use a tool such as Postman to send a request to the API endpoint. The endpoint for the web services is typically in the format of “http://yourwebsite.com/index.php/api/soap/”.
Use the web services: Once the web services are configured and tested, you can use them to access and manage data on your website remotely. The web services use SOAP or XML-RPC protocols, and you can use the appropriate client library for your programming language to access them.
Note: Magento 2 has a different way of configuring web services, It uses REST and SOAP, you can check the documentation for more details.