XML data response object

The CMS returns its response to the client in XML format in an effort to make the response information structured and extensible. This XML format provides a good base for allowing structured access to the return data today and flexibility for expansion and improvement in the future. The following XML schema defines the format of the XML document:

<schema targetNamespace="" 
	<element name="zieweb-sso-credential" type="zieweb-sso-credentialType" />
<complexType name="zieweb-sso-credentialType">
		<element name="userid" type="string" />
		<element name="password" type="string" />
		<element name="status" type="string" />
	<attribute name="version" type="string" />
Based on the above schema, the following code is a sample of the XML return document that is streamed over the HTTPS connection:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<zieweb-sso-credential version="1.0" >
In the above code, the user ID and password elements return garbage characters because they are encrypted. Z and I Emulator for Web includes an object called com.ibm.eNetwork.security.sso.PasswordCipher to accomplish this. It contains the following two methods:
public static String encrypt (String plainText)
This method returns an encrypted string passed as a parameter.
public static String decrypt (String cipherText)
This method reverses the encryption process by returning a decrypted string. If the cipherText was not encrypted using the encrypt method, it returns the original input string
The status element provides the status of the return value. If the credential mapper query fails for any reason, this field reports that failure to the client. Failure codes are defined in the SSOConstants class, which serves as a static repository of related SSO static information. The following table contains the status code definitions:
Table 1. Status code definitions
Status code Description
0 Success
1 Unknown status code
2 Suitable HCM plug-in not found
3 Invalid network user ID
4 Invalid application ID
5 Invalid server address
6 Database connection error
7 User ID not found in database
8 Exception
9 Invalid user ID
10 Passticket error
11 Timeout
12 Unexpected DCAS return code
13 API not supported
14 Bad URL
15 Unable to parse response
16 Local user ID not available
17 Duplicate XML tags
18 An exception occurred while processing the credential request
19 Network Security plug-in is not defined to the CMS
20 Portal ID not available
21 A matching user ID not found in Portal Vault