How to set username and password when consuming a SOAP service with Spring

By Adrian Smith19 Mar 2019100 words1 mins to read

Spring's Consuming web service guide is great at describing how to go about being a client of a SOAP service, but it doesn't mention how to consume web services which are protected by any sort of security.

In case your service requires a <Security> element in the SOAP header like:

<wsse:Security 
    xmlns:wsse=
      "http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd"
    wsse:mustUnderstand="1">
  <wsse:UsernameToken>
    <wsse:Username>xx</wsse:Username>
    <wsse:Password>yy</wsse:Password>
  </wsse:UsernameToken>
</wsse:Security>

then I have written a small class which can be used in your code thus:

getWebServiceTemplate().marshalSendAndReceive(request, 
   new SoapClientSecurityHeaderWriter("user", "pw"));

You can include this class with the following lines in Maven:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.databasesandlife</groupId>
    <artifactId>java-common</artifactId>
    <version>8.7.0</version>
</dependency>

The source is here: SoapClientSecurityHeaderWriter.

This article was written by Adrian Smith on 19 Mar 2019

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