Friday, March 11, 2005

Securing web services with SSL

I'm currently working on a project where we need to invoke web services hosted in Java (Apache Axis 1.2RC2 in Tomcat 5.0.x) from a Pocket PC 2002 platform. We're using .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 on the handheld. Things have gone surprisingly well and today I added SSL/TLS into the equation. From the Java/Tomcat side, this is very well documented and simple to setup. From the .NET Compact Framework side, things are a bit more unclear. However, this link provided me with a solution. I now have HTTPS working between the .NET CF client application and the Java/Tomcat/Apache Axis web service endpoint. Cool!

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