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From Karen Loughran <>
Subject Re: WSS4J signature authentication, doesn't appear to cross reference ca root authority
Date Fri, 11 May 2007 15:58:20 GMT

Found the solution.  I realise now it does cross reference the ca root
authority.  My problem was that I had not added both the escience root
certificates to the Java system wide cacerts (ie, escience-root.crt and


On Thu, 2007-05-10 at 17:33 +0100, Karen Loughran wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm using apache axis 1.x and have set up WS Security Axis handlers and
> wss4j (v1.5) for the authentication of signed messages at the
> requestFlow of my service and client.
> Having carried out some tests, I realise that wss4j security (at least
> action signature) just enables mutual authentication based on user certs
> with no cross reference check to the ca root authority chained in the
> keystores. 
> Is there a way to configure wss4j to cross reference the chained ca root
> in the request against the servers the caroot in the servers keystore
> and/or the java system wide ca certs ?
> Thanks
> Karen

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