Talking to J2EE Web services with VB6
Can I develop a Web service client which should talk to J2EE Web services
(Secured) using VB.6? If I can, which are the tools I should require? Shall I write the requested WSDL manually? Or will SOAP Toolkit automatically create that? I found a Word "RPCRouter" in the Webservice that I should communicate with. Can you please tell me what is that?
Thanks for the help
The simplest approach to implementing secure Web services is to leverage the
security features of the protocol used to exchange messages. This typically
involves transporting the SOAP envelope over SSL using Basic, Digest, or
Certificate authentication and authorization. This technique is also
transportable across platforms, e.g. .NET and J2EE. The drawback to this is
that is secures the payload as a whole, giving no fine-grained security to
individual sections of the SOAP body.
If you want to secure individual sections of the SOAP body, at this point in
time, you must do it in a proprietary manner, i.e. encrypting and decrypting
the sections with your favorite toolset. Standards defining techniques for
securing individual sections of SOAP payloads are not yet mature.
The SOAP Toolkit will create your WSDL file for you and RPCRouter is part of
the org.apache.soap offering.
This was first published in December 2003