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From Alessio Soldano <>
Subject Re: On OpenSAML dependency
Date Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:17:08 GMT
OK, thanks.

On 04/13/2012 02:10 PM, Colm O hEigeartaigh wrote:
> Hi Alessio,
> OpenSAML is also required for adding or validating SAML Assertions in
> the security runtime, and so I would say it is a required dependency.
> For example, the AbstractBindingBuilder has a direct dependency on an
> Opensaml import.
> Previously (prior to CXF 2.5 iirc) it was an optional dependency. I
> don't see any reason why it should be optional given that it's a core
> component of both WSS4J and any SAML functionality in CXF.
> Colm.
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Alessio Soldano <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've just been running some tests with Apache CXF 2.5.3 tag and noticed
>> that I have some failures in the JBossWS integration due to missing
>> opensaml classes at runtime.
>> AFAICS, the org.opensaml:opensaml dependency is pulled in through WSS4J
>> 1.6.5 and I initially assumed it would have been required for WS-Trust /
>> STS functionalities only. To be honest, I've been using almost all the
>> WS-Security functionalities (except anything related to WS-Trust) of
>> 2.5.2 and 2.5.x branch of a couple of weeks ago without that dependency
>> available at runtime.
>> However, the fix for CXF-4212 now causes the WSS4JInInterceptor to have
>> a direct dependency to OpenSAML. When the Spring Bus is being used, any
>> attempt to load a bus whose definition includes the WSS4JInInterceptor
>> is going to early fail is OpenSaml is not available (as Spring inspects
>> beans' classes when the bus is built up).
>> Do we really want this behaviour? Are we trying to somehow define
>> boundaries for this dependency (for instance considering its size,
>> including transitive required sub-dependencies) or this is not perceived
>> as an issue at all?
>> Cheers
>> Alessio
>> --
>> Alessio Soldano
>> Web Service Lead, JBoss

Alessio Soldano
Web Service Lead, JBoss

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