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Identity propagation with OWSM

Thanks to Edwin Biemond for this story

OWSM allows you to pass on the identity of the authenticated user to your OWSM protected web service ( thanks to OPSS ), this username can then be used by your service. This will work on one or between different WebLogic domains.

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For example on the client side you can have an web application which uses ADF Security or Container security, the application calls an web service with the help of a ws proxy client or an ADF ws datacontrol. The web service can be a SOA Suite, OSB proxy or a JAX-WS service.
To make this work we need to use SAML policies, SAML allows us to do identity propagation, other policies won't work because you need to have the password of the authenticated user which you don't have.
Before I show you, how this works, you need to have a SAML OWSM environment, I already did this in this blogpost Do SAML with OWSM , in this I generated some keystores and configured OWSM  on all the WebLogic domains and deployed a web service which has the oracle server wss11_saml_token_with_message_protection_service_policy. In my case I used JAX-WS but it also works on SOA Suite and OSB. When you want to do this on different WebLogic domains then you need to make sure that the user identities exists on both domains ( or you can enable virtual users ).
On the client side which will be in this case an ADF Web Application which is protected by ADF Security. In this application I will use a ADF WS Datacontrol on which we will add the SAML client policy wss11_saml_token_with_message_protection_client_policy.

Create the ADF WS Datacontrol. Select the DataControls.dcx file and select the service in the Structure window.

 Click on "Define Web Service Security".

Select oracle/wss11_saml_token_with_message_protection_client_policy in the security Tab

Override Properties,
these settings will work on the SOA Suite server, if you want to use this on the saml server then you need to use as and samlkey as keystore.recipient.alias.

Deploy the application to the WebLogic Server and you are ready to go.

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