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  1. Axis2
  2. AXIS2-5659

Improve WS-AddressingAndIdentity support in Axis2 to allow configuring any identity claims



    • Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 1.6.2, 1.7.0
    • 1.7.0
    • Addressing, kernel, wsdl
    • None


      Axis2 supports specifying the public key information of a service and expressing it in the WSDL using WS-AddressingAndIdentity's ds:KeyInfo element.
      This support has been added as part of AXIS2-4066 but it is far from complete, since it only allows one to configure the x509 certificate information and none of the rest of the claims defined in the specification (dns name, service or user principal, security tokens, etc.). Additionally, the current support uses a too generic service parameter name - ServiceIdentityData - which, despite of the name, should be used only to configure the X509 certificate data of Identity's ds:KeyInfo claim.

      I'm providing a patch that allows configuring the full content of the Identity element using a new WSAddressingAndIdentity service parameter, for example, expressing Service principal name claim can be done using the following service parameter:

      <parameter name="addressingIdentity">
          <Identity xmlns="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2006/02/addressingidentity">

      The previous support has been preserved for backward compatibility, though I'm not sure whether it is used at all since I could find neither a sample nor a test case for it.

      In general, the current architecture of Axis2 does not allow extending the wsdl generation in a pluggable fashion, for example using an Axis2 module. I would have preferred not to modify Axis2 wsdl generation code, but to be able to configure wsdl extensibility elements using Axis2 modules, but this is not possible since modules do not participate in wsdl generation at the moment. I have discussed this issue in Axis2 mailing list:
      I thought I could propose an improvement but at some point I gave up and decided to go with the current solution.
      This patch should work for 1.6 branch and for trunk, as it takes care to "unwrap" parameter values if needed (OMElement parameters are no longer "wrapped" in a parameter element since revision 371373.


        1. axis2_addressingidentity.patch
          38 kB
          Detelin Yordanov

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              veithen Andreas Veithen
              detyo Detelin Yordanov
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