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Require basic authorization for incoming SOAP requests

Require basic authorization for incoming SOAP requests

For added security, you can enforce basic authentication on each incoming SOAP request to the MID Server.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

Procedure

  1. Navigate to System Properties > Web Services.
  2. Select the check box for Require basic authorization for incoming SOAP requests.
  3. Click Save.
  4. To provide basic authentication credentials for a MID Server, navigate to C:\Program Files\ServiceNow\<MID Server name>\agent and edit the config.xml file, as follows:
    1. Find the element <parameter name="mid.instance.username" value=""/> and enter the instance administrator user name as the value.
      For example, you might enter <parameter name="mid.instance.username" value="admin"/>.
    2. Find the element <parameter name="mid.instance.password" value=""/> and enter the configured password for this instance as the value.
      For example, you might enter <parameter name="mid.instance.password" value="abc123"/>.