Connecting to XML/SOAP feed that requires pkcs12 certificate

All,

I’m stumped. I need to connect to an XML/SOAP feed… that’s normally
not an issue. But this one has a hoop that threw me for a loop. Some
corporate security geek implented it such that a client certificate
(pkcs12) is required to validate my identity before their system will
talk to me.

The remote system is, of course, running J2EE w/ EJB inside their
firewall. But for external parties, they require the certificate on
top of the SSL connection.

I know how to do it on .Net/IIS (basically we have to create a Java
keystore and import the PKCS#12 Token).

Problem is we’re in the process of leaving .Net and are doing all our
new apps in RoR. By mid-2007 we won’t be a MS shop anymore. But this
one has me stumped. I can’t for the life of me figure out how to make
RoR pass a client certificate in the connection stream.

Ideas?

Thanks in advance!

  • Daniel

On 10/18/06, Davoice [email protected] wrote:

All,

I’m stumped. I need to connect to an XML/SOAP feed… that’s normally
not an issue. But this one has a hoop that threw me for a loop. Some
corporate security geek implented it such that a client certificate
(pkcs12) is required to validate my identity before their system will
talk to me.

Ideas?

soap4r comes with an example that demonstrates how you can use
certificates on the client side.

http://dev.ctor.org/soap4r/browser/trunk/sample/soap/ssl


Kent

http://www.datanoise.com

Thanks much! I wasn’t aware that soap4r supported client
authentication using certificates.

I’ll reply back once we’ve tested it to let everyone know if we had
success.

  • Daniel

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