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help with Web Services authentication

Rafael Angarita
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Joined: Jan 09, 2009
Posts: 67

I'm lost regarding web services authentication. This is my situation:

Im using JAX-WS RI and Glassfish, and I have two distributed web services.
I need the client to be authenticated (login and password) and then use the first services and then the second, combine the result and show it.
I need both web services to be secured.

My question is: what kind of authentication I should use?

Thank you very much for your help.

Rafael Angarita.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
That's what WS-Security is all about. The easiest way to get it would be to use the Metro stack (, which bundles WS-Security with the JAX-WS RI.
Ivan Krizsan
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Joined: Oct 04, 2006
Posts: 2198
Metro is the default web services stack in GlassFish. There is no need to install it, unless you need a newer version than the one delivered with the application server installation.
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