Configure the client for response decryption: Choosing a decryption methodPrior to completing these steps, read either of the following topics to become familiar with the Security Extensions tab and the Port Binding tab in the Web Services Client Editor within the Assembly Toolkit...
- Configuring the client security bindings using the Assembly Toolkit
- Configuring the security bindings on a server acting as a client using the administrative console
These two tabs are used to configure the Web services security extensions and Web services security bindings, respectively.
Complete the following steps to specify which decryption method to use when the client decrypts the response message. The server response encryption and client response decryption configurations must match.
- Launch the Assembly Toolkit.
- Open the J2EE perspective by clicking Window > Open Perspective > Other > J2EE.
- Select the Web services enabled Enterprise JavaBean (EJB) or Web module.
- In the Project Navigator window, locate the META-INF directory for an EJB module or the WEB-INF directory for a Web module.
- Right-click the webservicesclient.xml file, and click Open With > Web Services Client Editor.
- Click the Port Binding tab, which is located at the bottom of the Web services client editor within the Assembly Toolkit.
- Expand the Security Response Receiver Binding Configuration > Encryption Information section.For more information on encrypting and decrypting SOAP messages, see XML encryption.
- Click Edit to view the encryption information.The following table describes the purpose for this information. Some of these definitions are based on the XML-Encryption specification, which is located at the following Web address: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlenc-core
Encryption name Refers to the alias used for the encryption information entry.
Data encryption method algorithm Encrypts and decrypts data in fixed size, multiple octet blocks.
Key encryption method algorithm Represents public key encryption algorithms specified for encrypting and decrypting keys.
Encryption key name Represents a Subject from a personal certificate, which is typically a distinguished name (DN) that is found by the encryption key locator. The Subject is used by the key encryption method algorithm to decrypt the secret key. The secret key is used to decrypt the data.
Note that The key chosen must be a private key of the client. Encryption must be done using the public key and decryption must be done by the private key (personal certificate). For example, the personal certificate of the client is: CN=Alice, O=IBM, C=US. Therefore, the client contains the public and private key pair. The target server that sends the response encrypts the secret key using the public key for CN=Alice, O=IBM, C=US. The client decrypts the secret key using the private key for CN=Alice, O=IBM, C=US.
Encryption key locator The encryption key locator represents a reference to a key locator implementation class that finds the correct key store where the alias and the certificate exist. For more information on configuring key locators, see Configuring key locators using the Assembly Toolkit and Configuring key locators using the administrative console.
For decryption, the encryption key name chosen must refer to a personal certificate that can be located by the client key locator. The Subject (owner field of the certificate) of the personal certificate should be entered in the Encryption key name, this is typically a Distinguished Name (DN). The default key locator uses the Encryption key name to find the key within the keystore. If you write a custom key locator, the encryption key name can be anything used by the key locator to find the correct encryption key. The encryption key locator references the implementation class that locates the correct key store where this alias and certificate exists. For more information, see Configuring key locators using the Assembly Toolkit and Configuring key locators using the administrative console.
You must specify which parts of the request message to decrypt. See the topicConfiguring the client for response decryption: Decrypting the message parts if you have not previously specified this information.
See AlsoResponse receiver
Configuring the client for response decryption: Decrypting the message parts
Configuring the client security bindings using the Assembly Toolkit
Configuring the security bindings on a server acting as a client using the administrative console
Configuring key locators using the Assembly Toolkit
Configuring key locators using the administrative console
XML Encryption Syntax and Processing W3C Recommendation 10 December 2002