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I want to call an ArcGIS Server service through Java. The service is locked and only the publisher and administrator can access it. If I know the credentials, what sort of authentication should I use? (I have web adaptor installed)

  • What types of authentication have you enabled? Basic HTTP authentication requires HTTPS; Digest authentication requires configuration. There are multiple potential paths, as well. What have you tried? – Vince May 29 '15 at 14:54
  • To be honest I am not sure which of the provided methods to use. I have seen that such requests are handled using the proxy suggested by esri. However I would like to call the service from the backed (Java) using the apache httpclient. As a result I would like to keep is as simple as possible. I want just to pass the credentials in my post request and let it automatically login and perform the request. – Smalis May 29 '15 at 15:12
  • This is on the cusp of not being a GIS question. Without details, no answer is possible. – Vince May 29 '15 at 15:17
  • I tried basic http auth but it did not work. Maybe because i didnt use https. If i want digest what sort of configuration should i do. ? – Smalis May 29 '15 at 15:43
  • Basic authentication without encryption is inherently insecure (the password isn't transmitted in the clear, but it's decipherable without any effort, so it might as well be). I have no idea what configuration is necessary for Digest authentication, but that's really a different question. Most encryption is handled by plug-ins because of the weapons licensing requirements for shipping the capability within the product. – Vince May 29 '15 at 16:12

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