Permissions and passwords - Platform access

This page only talks about web service security, not Payment administration GUI security.


The Resurs e-Commerce service is protected by the simple [http basic authentication. Behind a TLS/SSL protected channel this is an acceptable level of security.

We’ve chosen this solution in favour of the more complex WS-Security which still have some compatibility issues. With our solution the authorization is configured in a layer separate from the web service client.

Please, enable preemptive authentication to avoid unnecessary roundtrips (request, response). The standard mode in most HTTP client implementations is to try accessing the HTTP resource, and first when confronted with a 401, redo the request with credentials. This double roundtrip is a waste of precious milliseconds which risks make your webshop seem sluggish.

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