[opencms-dev] Remote Data Sources

Martin van den Bemt mvdb at ibl-software.nl
Fri Nov 25 09:05:48 CET 2005

If you are going to choose SOAP, you should consider xfire.codehaus.org. 
  It seems to be a lot faster than eg axis...


Stephen Callaghan wrote:
> We are about to implement an OpenCms solution which will sit in its
> own DMZ but will need some access to data held on a backend mainframe
> system. Currently the backend is wrapped in a SOAP interface but we
> have a free hand to implement any solution we need.
> Three questions.
> 1) Am I right in thinking that to access this remote data we will need
> to implement our own custom Resource Type?
> 2) Has anyone already implemented a SOAP Resource Type (presuming this
> could be an extension of the XML Resource)
> 3) We also need to handle authentication via this mechanism as all
> usernames and passwords need to be stored outwith the DMZ to comply
> with company policy. Again has anyone implemented remote
> authentication?
> Cheers,
> Stephen Callaghan.
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