Securing Web services using signature authentication

WAS provides several different methods to secure your Web services. Extensible Markup Language (XML) digital signature is one of these methods. You might secure your Web services using any of the following methods...

With the signature authentication method, the request sender generates a signature security token using a callback handler. The security token returned by the callback handler is inserted in the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) message. The request receiver retrieves the Signature security token from the SOAP message and validates it using a Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) login module. To use signature authentication to secure Web services, complete the following tasks...

  1. Secure the client for signature authentication.

    1. Configure the client for signature authentication: specifying the method.

    2. Configure the client for signature authentication: collecting the authentication information.

  2. Secure the server for signature authentication.

    1. Configure the server to handle signature authentication.

    2. Configure the server to validate signature authentication information.

After completing these steps, you have secured your Web services using signature authentication.


See Also

Signature authentication method
Security token
Securing Web services based on WS-Security