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Web service authentication using Microsoft Kerberos?

Magnus Eriksson
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Joined: Jun 21, 2012
Posts: 2
Is it possible to authenticate web services (SOAP) using Kerberos tickets (obtained by authentication versus Active Directory) with popular OSS Java application servers (in my case primarily JBoss)? I would like to obtain interoperability between Microsoft and Java based web services on our LAN/WAN. We have no need for signing or encryption on the LAN/WAN (but passwords is not allowed to be sent in plain text). I would like to avoid SSL encrypting everything just to not send the password in plain text. Kerberos would work nicely with our MS services and is as I understand it a compact token (compared to for instance more interoperable alternatives like SAML).

If it is possible how would I go about it (do I need some additional components/products etc, how can I find info about how to configure JBoss)?

I have tried "googling" it but most of the info I find has to do with WEB APPLICATION authentication and not WEB SERVICE...

All suggestions are appreciated!
Ulas Ergin
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Joined: Oct 10, 2002
Posts: 77
any luck?
Magnus Eriksson
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Joined: Jun 21, 2012
Posts: 2
Not so far - I thought this was a quite common need but obviously not or perhaps the question was to trivial for anybody to care answering it?!
 
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