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From Davanum Srinivas <>
Subject Re: WSE 2.0 - Axis 1/2 client accessing .NET
Date Tue, 16 Aug 2005 12:24:56 GMT
Code for ws-addressing is here -

 cvs -z3 -d co ws-addressing


On 8/16/05, Miron Roth <> wrote:
> Hi community,
> We have to access An external .NET service using WSE 2.0 (WSSE and WSA). I
> managed to get the WSSE (security) part working with Axis 1 APIs (and
> extensions), however I am at quite a loss with WSA (addressing) even after
> investing a significant amount of time.
> It starts with availability of the distribution - there is a link on Apache
> (, which unfortunately contains no useful
> information, documentation or downloads. In fact I only found some WSA
> libraries through Google and am not sure how they relate to an Axis release.
> The whole situation is sub-optimal since we have a deadline looming for a
> system that is supposed to handle significant traffic.
> So my questions are manifold:
> (1) AXIS developers - Is it correct to assume that interest in AXIS 1
> development has ceased and focus is now on AXIS 2. AXIS 2 lists WSA as
> available in the core. Is there a point trying to get WSA worked out with
> AXIS 1 (we are running AXIS 1 services already and don't really want to
> increase the maintenance blues having to support several versions)
> (2) Did anyone ever manage to get an Axis 1 client talk to a WSE 2.0 .NET
> service? The idea of the .NET service provider is that we download the WSDL
> from their service but what I get from WSDL2Java by pointing to their URL is
> very... generic... I assume there is a WSA issue.
> (3) I don't see WSSE (security) support mentioned in Axis 2 yet? Should I be
> able to use WSS4J with Axis 2 also? (We don't have much time to experiment
> so a confirmation or at least positive heads up would be most appreciated).
> (4) The XALAN incompatibility with JDK + is a major headache. It
> will be a significant issue to add those libraries to the JRE endorsed lib
> in our production systems. It would be great if the situation could be
> entirely avoided - without any hacks for current JREs.
> Thanks / m
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Davanum Srinivas : - Oxygenating The Web Service Platform

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