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How to Enable Password Digest for Web Service Authentication (Doc ID 2802215.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 30, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Unified Inventory Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


UIM Web Service (WS) comes configured to use message-level security behavior of authentication using username/password token with password in plain text.
However using plain text password in WS request can be a security risk & overcome it one might opt for using password digest.

This document explains in detail how to configure password digest instead of plain-text password for WS authentication.
Enabling UIM WS support password digest for authentication, changes are required at 2 level:
    Level 1: Configuration changes at WLS to create WS security configuration and enabling password digest for authentication and identity assertion.
    Level 2: Associating a Custom policy with WS allowing password digest for authentication.


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In this Document
 Step 1: Creating a simple / empty WS Security Configuration (default_wss).
  Step 2: Update WS Security Configuration to enable password digest.
 Step 3: Update Default Authenticator to enable password digest.
 Step 4: Update Default Identity Asserter to enable password digest.
 Step 5: Create a custom Web Service (WS) Policy file supporting password digest.
 Step 6: Packaging Custom WS Policy with Web Service.
 Step 7: Enabling Custom WS policy for Web Service.

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