So one more week just flew past! Progress: not much.. I spent the whole week studying..

Progress: Week 2

  • Got a pretty good understanding of SOAP and WSDL
  • Got and overview of the tls/ssl protocol and how the whole certification system works.. but the protocol is huge and would need some more time and fiddling to wrap my head around it.
  • Wrote a very basic soap service, secured it with https.
  • Was able to run my service from within the Jetty and secure it using https as well.
  • Hence I’ve got an overview of how Java servlets and servlet containers function.
  • Was able to verify the services security using wireshark to look into the packets and verify that they are encrypted.

Todo:

I’m going to write another blog post explaining what I’ve learnt so far mentioning the source documents so that others in the team can get a better understanding of https.