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From "Rich Taylor" <bhamtay...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ode sample - Calling secure web service as partner link?
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2007 23:35:00 GMT
Have been on vacation or else I would have replied earlier.

How is the Web Service secured that you would like to call?

I have been looking for the same thing and there have been a few discussions
about it on the list recently.   You might be able to find a more detailed
answer in those discussions.   Here is one such discussion

But the short answer is (my understanding at least) that currently there is
only experimental support for calling a Web Service that is secured via HTTP
Basic Authentication.   There is not yet support for WS-Security and the
related specs.

If you're looking to get credentials into the header of an outgoing soap
message, one thing to look at is WS-Addressing.  Once there is full support
for WS-Addressing is ODE, that will be an additional option for getting
things into the header, via Reference Parameters.

One common theme that came up as a work around was to write an unsecure
proxy service that then could properly authenticate against the secured web


On 10/16/07, vikas cv <vikas.cv@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to invoke a secure Web Service from my BPEL process to be deployed
> on Ode 1.1. Is there any sample which shows how it is done?
> I'm looking for setting the Username and Password fields as part of the
> header to the Partner Link call from my BPEL.
> Thanks & regards
> Vikas

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