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Custom Authentication in Axis1.4

Jaideep Pujara
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Joined: Jun 19, 2003
Posts: 11
Hi,
I have used my own AuthenticationHandler(extends HTTPAuthHandler of Axis), to authenticate all incoming requests, in an application which host multiple web services using Apache Axis 1.4.
There is a appropritely defined server-config.wsdd, snippet as follows:-
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<handler name="auth"
type="java:X.Y.Z.handlers.authentication.AuthenticationHandler">
</handler>
<handler name="http" type="java rg.apache.axis.handlers.http.HTTPAuthHandler">
</handler>
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<service name="getTrades" provider="java:RPC" >
<parameter name="className" value="X.Y.Z.service.trade.rpc.TradeExecutionReport"/>
<parameter name="allowedMethods" value="getTradeExecutionReport"/>

<requestFlow>
<handler type="soapmonitor"/>
<handler name="h" type="http"/>
<handler name="as" type="auth"/>
</requestFlow>

<responseFlow>
<handler type="soapmonitor"/>
</responseFlow>

<operation name="getTradeExecutionReport" returnQName="return" returnType="RTypeNS:String" xmlns:RTypeNS="http://xml.apache.org/xml-soap" >
<parameter name="companyName" type="tns:string" xmlns:tns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"/>
<parameter name="userName" type="tns:string" xmlns:tns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"/>
</operation>
</service>
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Problem statement is:-
In case of authentication failure, I want to stop the further processing of request and respond back a specific XML message(NOT AxisFault), from AuthenticationHandler itself, containing adequate text: "Authentication Failed due to...xyz".

But I could not figure out any procedure to do this. I dont want to raise AxisFault because it has standard response format.

Putting it in other words: I want to send a response(for client: as if it is coming from the actual service called) from AuthenticationHandler itself, in event of Auth Failure.

Regards,
Jaideep
 
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