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What does "secure" mean - SSL? Basic authentication? WS-Security authentication? Something else?
Joined: Aug 17, 2009
yes, SSL only
Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Using SSL doesn't have much to do with web services per so, and more with properly setting up the client and server. The rough steps are: 1) SSL-enable the server, 2) install the server certificate in the client JRE, 3) use an HTTPS URL instead of an HTTP URL.
Note that SSL is outdated for encrypting web services, though. These day, the proper way to do that is to use WS-Security (which Axis' Rampart module implements).