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Web Service: Configuration: Policy: Table

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This page lists the policy files that are associated with the endpoints and operations of this WebService. The operations are listed below the endpoint - click on the + sign to view them. Click on the endpoint or operation name to configure an associated policy file. For example, you can specify that the policy file applies only for inbound (request) SOAP messages, and so on .

A Web Service can have zero or more policy files assoicated with it. WebLogic Server supports policy files that conform with either the WS-SecurityPolicy 1.2 or WS-Policy specification. WebLogic Server uses policy files to specify the details of the message-level security (digital signatures and encryption) and reliable SOAP messaging capabilities of a Web Service.

NOTE: WS-Policy files apply to JAX-RPC Web Services only and not to JAX-WS Web Services.

The policy file can be specified at the Web Service endpoint-level, which means that the policy assertions apply to the entire Web Serivce, or a policy file can be specified at the operation-level, which means that the policy assertions apply only to the specific operation. This asstant helps you configure a policy file with the Web Service endpoint.

Programmers, when programming the Web Service, use the Java Web Service (JWS) annotation @Policy inside the implementation of the Web Service to specify an associated policy file; administrators cannot override this association using the Administration Console. Administrators can, however, associate additional policy files using assistants such as this one.

WebLogic Server includes a number of pre-packaged security policy files that you can use for configuring message-level security and reliable messaging. For more information about them, see "Configuring Message-Level Security" in Securing WebLogic Web Services.

Configuration Options

Name Description
Service Endpoints and Operations

The name of the Web Service endpoint (or the name of its operations) for which you can configure a WS-Policy file.


The name of the WS-Policy file that is associated with either the endpoint or operation.

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