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Adding SOAP header to the SOAP message

Anup Bansal
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Joined: Sep 12, 2006
Posts: 69
Hi ALl,

I am using AXIS 1.4 for the development of a webservice client. I am using WSAD 5.1 as the IDE. I have used the WSDL2Java tool to generate the Client stubs. The remote operation of the webservice that I need to invoke accepts an object as a parameter. Now this object will basically form the body part of the SOAP message.

Can anyone help me with the folowing:
I need to encrypt my SOAP message using XML digital signature. How can I add the header to the SOAP message after invoking the remote method. Can message handlers be used with AXIS?

Thanks & regards,
Raminder Singh
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Joined: Mar 01, 2002
Posts: 72
Check this buddy.

SOAPHeaderElement auth = new SOAPHeaderElement("http://localhost/services/Odds","Authentication");

So the complete SOAP message will be as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
xmlns:soapenv = ""
xmlns:xsd = ""
xmlns:xsi = "">
soapenv:actor = ""
soapenv:mustUnderstand = "0"
xmlns:ns1 = "http://localhost/services/Odds">
<ns1 asssword>xxxxx</ns1 asssword>
<GetXMLRaggruppamentiEsiti soapenv:encodingStyle = ""/>

Hope this will solve the purpose.
Anup Bansal
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Joined: Sep 12, 2006
Posts: 69
Hi Raminder,

Thanks for the help. I am using the generated stubs to make the call to the webservice. In order to use the suggestion you have mentioned, I will have to modifiy the Stub class. Am I right?

Can I use the handlers to perform the same? If yes, how can I configure the handlers?

Thanks & regards,
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