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JAX-WS Authentication

Poornima Sharma
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Hi,

How can we create username password authentication in JAX-WS? I am using Axis2 with tomcat.

Thanks,


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Ulf Dittmer
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That's the realm of WS-Security; Axis2 has the Rampart module that implements it.
Poornima Sharma
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Hi Ulf,

Thanks for your answer. My only requirement is to create a callback method which can authenticate the username and password and add these two attributes in the header. Is rampart the only way of implementing it? Actually I am using JAX-WS with annotations, hence I was looking for something in annotation which can perform this task. (I am having problem implementing Axis2 1.5.4 and Rampart 1.5.1 with SSL layer.)

Please suggest.

Thanks
Ulf Dittmer
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There is no standard Java API for how WS-Security integrates with JAX-WS - each SOAP stack does it differently. But none I'm aware of uses annotations. And yes - Rampart is what you use for WS-Security along with Axis2.

You shouldn't be using SSL to secure web services - WS-Security provides encryption as well as authentication.
 
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