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From Davanum Srinivas <>
Subject Re: PasswordCallback exception messages
Date Tue, 26 Jul 2005 20:43:08 GMT

Could you please open a bug report with a cvs diff of the code the way
you like it fixed?


On 7/26/05, Steve Brunton <> wrote:
> Had a co-worker writing some testing code against a SOAP service that I
> wrote that is protected with the WS-Security using a Timestamp and
> UsernameToken in the Security Header. As he was trying to debug his
> application he kept on telling me that he was getting an error of :
> WSSecurityEngine: Callback supplied no password for:
> even though he knew that a password was being supplied in the request
> and when we watched through the TCP Monitor sure enough it was there.
> In backtracking through it looks like that in the WSSecurityEngine it is
> catching the UnsupportedCallbackException that I throw in my
> PasswordCallbackHandler and not using the error message that I supply.
> If there is no user in the LDAP call I throw an
> UnsupportedCallbackException with a "noSuchUser" message. In the Engine
> on line 887 it catches that and then defaults to a "noPassword" message
> when it throws the WSSecurityException. Is this the planned operation or
> should it allow different error responses to flow back up the Exception
> chain?
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