SOAP Authentication

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.