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From "Stocker, Walter" <>
Subject AW: Authenticating the caller
Date Tue, 06 May 2003 15:29:33 GMT
You can also set the system properties with the CATALINA_OPTS environment
variable, while starting up tomcat. I think, that there was also a similar environment
variable for axis. but i'm not sure.

-----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
Von: Bobak, Greg P. []
Gesendet: Dienstag, 6. Mai 2003 17:23
An: ''
Betreff: RE: Authenticating the caller

This is how I did it: 

Set up HTTP Server to use SSL following instructions for that server. 

Put SSL certificate (extract it using keyman or some other tool) in Java Key Store for client.

Add this code to your client: 

//blah blah 
if (endpoint.startsWith("https") { 
 //********** Adding HTTPS support ******************// 
 // HTTPS - SSL 
 // Get certificate -- your browser normally does this. 
System.setProperty("", keyStorePassword); 
System.setProperty("", keyStore); 
System.setProperty("", trustStorePassword); 
System.setProperty("", trustStore); 

// Add https protocol support 

// Add SSL Provider 
//********** End of HTTPS support ***********// 
 } catch(Exception e){ 
  log.error("Error setting protocol:  " + e); 

Do Axis Service and Call after. 


Greg Bobak      
Senior Programmer Analyst 
Cole National <>  

-----Original Message----- 
From: Bill Lear [ <> ] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 10:15 AM 
Subject: Authenticating the caller 

I would like to run my Axis program with Tomcat, using HTTPS (SSL). 

The "Web Service Security" document says in the section "Authenticating 
the caller" that: 

     To  support https  in the  Axis client,  you need  to  ensure the 
     client has  https support in  the runtime. This is  automatic for 
     Java1.4+; older versions need to  add JSSE support through Sun or 
     an alternate provider. 

I am using Java1.4+, and would like to know how to configure this. 
I'm hoping that once I get Tomcat configured and security set up on 
that side, I'll just have to change a config file and specify 
SSL sockets on the client side (plus a few more steps, I'm sure). 

BTW, I am using Java2WSDL and WSDL2Java to generate my code.  So far, 
I have not had to edit any .wsdd, .wsdl files!:-) 

Any help appreciated.  I'd be happy to write up the "front-to-back 
security using Tomcat and Axis" document if that would be helpful 
for others, once I figure this out. 



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