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Authorization for a Multi-Cloud System

This is a project design I am currently working on to consume SPIFFE(Secure Production Identity Framework For Everyone) bootstrapped trust and identification to provide authorization in a dynamically scaling, heterogeneous system, inspired by Mr. Prabath Siriwardena from WSO2 and under the supervision of Prof. Gihan Dias from University of Moratuwa. An enterprise system running across multiple clouds, as in the hybrid cloud, is an obvious example that will be benefitted from this. The objective is to open doors for the SPIFFE standard based systems to co-exist with rest of the systems with minimal effort, without compromising on security aspects while having an authorization solution based on SPIFFE.
What is SPIFFE? In brief, it is a trust bootstrapping and identification framework, submitted as a standard and accepted by CNCF(Cloud Native Computing Foundation)[1]. As of now, this standard has two main implementations as SPIRE and Istio[2], a platform that supports service mesh archit…

How to convert WSDL to Java

Basically WSDL (Web Services Development Language) is an XML document used to describe or locate web services. WSDL stands for Web Services Description Language. The document describes a Web service. It specifies the location of the service and the operations that can be taken. 
WSDL2Java is distributed with Axis2 package of Apache and need to set-up Axis2 to use this service. A guide to set-up Axis2 can be found in apache organization documents .WSDL 2.0 is the currently using version. Obviously JDK should be properly installed too. Note: For the 3rd method you are not needed to set these things by yourself.
The WSDL document includes server Java programs for Web services and generated classes using WSDL2Java feature includes client stubs, server skeletons and data types that can help in writing client side. The generated stub classes play a great role in distributed computing and if you are interested can read on what are stub classes. In brief talking, if there is an intere…