I'm new to web services and the world of xml in general so apologies for my dumb questions. I need to send a java-based (servlet or pojo) SOAP request to a .NET web service that requires digest authentication. Would anyone have any suggestions on how to combine authenticating with Digest, and sending a simple soap request? Also I'd like to avoid using a framework that hides everything under the hood, at this stage (so maybe I can learn something about the technology).
One of the most simplest Java SOAP clients can be found here. The username and password for the authentication need to be filled in in the setOptionalHeaders method; you can remove the section about "SOAP headers" below that.