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From Smith Centos <>
Subject Re: Axis2 as Proxy Server
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:43:09 GMT
mainly, I want an open source "XML Security Gateway" but i did not found

So Firstly, I want a "web service proxy" that can be deployed as a reverse
proxy or transparent proxy between customer and provider and
if this proxy supports WS-Specifications like WS-Security is better (like
the service proxy feature of Apache Synapse).

And Secondly, I want to add XML Firewalling to it.

If axis2 is able to deploy as a reverse proxy (with support of Rampart and
also other apache WS-* frameworks for adding WS-* to axis2) the first step
is done. I found axis2 the best and popular engine for web services. Do any
other Apache web services framework is appropriate for my case instead of

It seems ESBs (like Apache Synapse) perform first step completely but this
is a little part of the functionality of ESBs and they are not suitable for
my case (Because of differences between XML Security Gateways and
Enterprise Service Buses).

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Martin Gainty <> wrote:

>  if you can you be more specific on what you want to do we can suggest an
> XML Schema that will work
> the security mechanism you will implement will be specific to the Lookup
> Service eg
> Active-Directory
> Steer clear of ESB unless you're prepared  to deal with CXFBCProvider
> problems (Hint: CXF does NOT create client stubs for every wsdl Axis
> currently supports!)
> why not use Rampart?
> Martin Gainty
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> ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 15:24:33 +0330
> Subject: Re: Axis2 as Proxy Server
> From:
> To:
> Hi Sagara,
> Thanks for your reply,
> Yes, You are Right, Synapse satisfy my requirements, but it is very big. I
> want something like an XML Security Gateway not as big as an ESB. Axis2 has
> an inflow and outflow and also it is the service handler. I need its inflow
> and outflow (with support of WS-Specifications) but with external service
> handler (like a reverse proxy). Is there any configuration for axis2 to
> delegate the client requests to end web service and backward for response?
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Sagara Gunathunga <
>> wrote:
>  I'm not sure about your use case here, probably Apache Synapse[1] can be
> a right project for your requirement.
> [1] -
> Thanks !
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Smith Centos <>wrote:
> Hi,
> Axis2 by default is a service provider or service client. Is there any
> axis2 configuration for deploying it as a proxy server?
> Thanks,
> --
> Sagara Gunathunga
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