Adding and Editing Authentication Credentials

When you import a service you can add authentication and choose the authentication type you want; basic authentication or WS-Security UsernameToken authentication.

The authentication tab displays only when you import a service. When you import a schema, the Process Designer makes initial contact with the server and no further server contact is necessary.

To add authentication

  1. From the Service Explorer, select the service for which you want to add authentication.

  2. In the Properties pane, choose Authentication.

    Add authentication

  3. On the Properties panel toolbar, click Add authentication to add authentication.

  4. Choose which authentication type you want to use, and click Next.
    The next panel varies depending on which authentication type you choose.
    If you choose
    Then do this
    Basic authentication
    • Type your username and password credentials.
    • If the Process Designer detects that a service is not running over HTTPS, you will see a message warning you of the dangers of using a non-secure transport protocol. Credentials that travel over HTTP instead of HTTPS are sent to the host as plain text.
    • Click Finish.
    WS-Security
    • Type your username and password and the password type you want to use: PasswordText or PasswordDigest.

      PasswordText stores credentials in plain text. If you choose this option a message displays warning you of the dangers of sending data in plain text. This warning displays if the service you are importing uses a non-secure (HTTP) tranport protocol. Credentials that travel over HTTP instead of HTTPS are sent to the host as plain text.

      PasswordDigest, on the other hand, obscures stored credentials and the warning is not displayed.

    • Click Finish.
  5. The authentication type displays in the Properties panel.

To edit authentication options

  1. After selecting the service in the Service Explorer, choose the Authentication tab in the Properties panel, and click Edit.
  2. On the Properties panel toolbar, click Edit authentication to edit authentication settings.

  3. On the Edit Authentication dialog box, modify the settings, and click OK.
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