RE: Authentication method for Web Service
From: Chris Marchal[MSFT] (cmarchal_at_online.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 11:53:40 GMT
MSDN has just posted the following on J2EE interop and may be useful for
architecting your app:
There are also standards in development that may be of use. These are
usually refered to as 'Web Service Enhancements'. The .NET stuff is here
and there should be equivalents elswhere on the web:
On a more practical level, SSL may serve your encryption needs. If you are
able to use SSL then you could try basic authentication for authentication.
The credentials will be secured by the underlying transport.
You should also be able to encrypt data yourself using the cryptography
classes in the .NET framework and use Java classes to decrypt (or vice
versa) as they should all be based on the same crypto standards.
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