The WSIT Tutorial

ProcedureTo Secure the Example Web Service Client Application (SSL)

This section demonstrates adding security to the web service client that references the web service created in the previous section. This web service is secured using the security mechanism described in Transport Security (SSL).

To add security to the client that references this web service, complete the following steps.

  1. Create the client application by following the steps described in Creating a Client to Consume a WSIT-Enabled Web Service, with the exception that you need to specify the secure WSDL when creating the Web Service Client.

    To do this, create the client application up to the step where you create the Servlet (step 7 as of this writing) by following the steps described in Creating a Client to Consume a WSIT-Enabled Web Service, with the following exception.

    In the step where you are directed to cut and paste the URL of the web service that you want the client to consume into the WSDL URL field, type https://fully-qualified-hostname:8181/CalculatorApplication/CalculatorWSService?wsdl (changes indicated in bold) to indicate that this client should reference the web service using the secure port. The first time you access this service, accept the certificate (s1as) when you are prompted. This is the server certificate popping up to confirm its identity to the client.

    In some cases, you might get an error dialog telling you that the URL https://fully-qualified-hostname:8181/CalculatorApplication/CalculatorWSService?wsdl couldn’t be downloaded. However, this the correct URL, and it does load when you run the service. So, when this error occurs, repeat the steps that create the Web Service Client using the secure WSDL. The second time, the web service reference is created and you can continue creating the client.

    Note –

    If you prefer to use localhost in place of the fully-qualified hostname (FQHN) in this example, you must follow the steps in Transport Security (SSL) Workaround.

  2. Continue creating the client following the remainder of the instructions in Creating a Client to Consume a WSIT-Enabled Web Service.

    Note –

    Whenever you make changes on the service, refresh the client so that the client will pick up the change. To refresh the client, right-click the node for the Web Service Reference for the client, and select Refresh Client.

  3. Compile and run this application by right-clicking on the CalculatorWSServletClient node and selecting Run Project.