A certain government agency that I need to communicate with has set up a web service that makes use of the SOAP security extensions, and I am fumbling around in the dark about how to get all this working. As you might expect the assistance you can get from a goverment office can be less that sufficient at times. So let me just give some background information and describe the problem as I see it.
This web service that I am connecting to requires that I also be able to send files as attachments. The server currently only supports MIME and DIME attachments, which means that I must use WSE 2.0 SP3, and not WSE 3.0 because 3.0 only supports attachments with MTOM. Since WSE 2.0 SP3 is a .Net 1.1 Framework assembly, I am using Visual Studio 2003 for this project so that I am only using a single version of the Framework. The Project itself is in Visual Basic .Net because I am more familiar with it than other languages, but if someone wants to help me and only speaks C#, I can translate well enough to get by.
The web service currently allows authentication by passwords or by X.509 certificates. The powers that be plan to shut down the password based authentication in the coming year, so my long term goal is to get X.509 authentication working, however currently I am just trying to get password based authentication working first
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