Archives / 2005 / October
  • X509 Turn-Key Scenarios for WSE 3.0

    If you got the chance to look into the WSE 3.0 code, maybe you noticed that it comes with two turn-key scenarios for X509 tokens, “CertificateMutualAuthenticationProfileAssertion” and “MutualCertficateAssertion” (This assertion adds some new features from WS 1.1).
    Both scenarios are completely different, so I decided to write this post to describe how they work and how the keys are interchanged in each one.
    First of all, I will give a brief description about a new class “EncryptedKeyToken” introduced in this version of WSE.
    This introduction is really important since this token is used in many places for the assertions to encrypt messages.