The calling application must supply a valid user and password with HTTP Basic Authentication to access the web services. In basic authentication, the user ID and password are concatenated with a colon (:) and Base64 encoded in the HTTP request header. Usually, your client library does this for you. For example, the administrator’s default credentials are jasperadmin:jasperadmin, which is encoded as follows:
Authorization: Basic amFzcGVyYWRtaW46amFzcGVyYWRtaW4=
The web services accept the same accounts and credentials as the JasperReports Server user interface.
|•||If there is only one organization, such as in the JasperReports Server default installation, you should specify the user name only: WSUser. For example, jasperadmin.|
|•||In deployments with multiple organizations, the organization ID or alias must be added, in the form WSUser|TenantId or WSUser|TenantAlias. For example, you could use jasperadmin|organization_1 (WSUser|TenantId) or jasperadmin|CanadaBranch (WSUser|TenantAlias).|
|•||See section Organizations/Tenants, for explanations of WSUser, TenantId, and TenantAlias.|
If login encryption in enabled in your server, you must encrypt the password before base64-encoding it with the username. To encode the password, see section Login Encryption.
To simplify the development of web services in Java, Jaspersoft provides a set of helper classes, including a ready-to-use client that can make it easier to integrate an external application with JasperReports Server, be it web- or desktop-based. These classes include an object model that represents resources and creates requests and operation results, along with a Marshaller and an Unmarshaller class to quickly move between XML and the Java object model. The presentation of each service includes code samples that show how to use these classes.