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Spring Web Services 2 Cookbook by Shameer Kunjumohamed, Hamidreza Sattari

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Chapter 8. Securing SOAP Web-Services using WSS4J Library

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Authenticating a Web-Service call using a username token with a plain/digest password

  • Authenticating a Web-Service call using Spring security to authenticate a username token with a plain/digest password

  • Securing SOAP messages using a digital signature

  • Authenticating a Web-Service call using an X509 certificate

  • Encrypting/decrypting SOAP Messages

Introduction

In the previous chapter, the usage of SUN's implementation (XWSS): OASIS Web-Services Security (WS-Security or WSS) specification in Spring-WS (that uses XwsSecurityInterceptor to perform security operations) is explained. In this chapter, Spring-WS's support for Apache's implementation (WSS4J) of OASIS WS-Security ...

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