Manage users through a web service

Hi, I short you will need a database or other persistence for holding
the users' ids and password for validating against.

Next, you can create your webservice in the language of your choice
but I will use ruby in my explaination. This webservice will either
communicate to your persistent entities using Rails AR or the Ruby
gdbm module.

Now, you will create a standalone SOAP server that regsiters your
webservice. See Page 249 of "Programming Ruby" for more detail.

Finally, you should be able to refactor existing authetication schemes
to easily use your web service.

Good luck,


Hi, there maybe few glitches in the scheme but I'm sure that you can
figure it out and they should by obvious to you. I must get back to
shopping with my girl friend and I wish you all the best.

Good luck,