WSDL and Policy

This topic covers Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) WSDL 1.1, WS-Policy and WS-PolicyAttachment implementation details, as well as additional WS-Policy assertions and WSDL 1.1 extensions introduced by WCF.

WCF implements WS-Policy and WS-PolicyAttachment specifications submitted to W3C with constraints and clarifications described in this document.

This document uses the prefixes and namespaces shown in the following table.

Prefix Namespace
wsp (WS-Policy 1.2)
wsp (WS-Policy 1.5)

WCF WSDL1.1 Extensions

WCF uses the following WSDL1.1 extensions to describe contract session requirements.

xs:boolean, indicates this operation initiates a WCF session; the default value is false.

xs:boolean, indicates this operation terminates a WCF session; the default value is false.

xs:boolean, indicates this contract requires session to be established.

SOAP 1.x HTTP Binding Transport URIs

WCF uses the following URIs to indicate transports to be used for WSDL 1.1, SOAP 1.1, and SOAP 1.2 binding extension elements.

Transport URI
Named Pipes

Policy Assertions Implemented by WCF

In addition to policy assertions introduced in the Web Services specifications (WS-*) and mentioned in other sections of this document, WCF implements the following policy assertions.

Policy assertion Policy subject Description
http:HttpBasicAuthentication Endpoint Endpoint uses HTTP Basic Authentication.
http:HttpDigestAuthentication Endpoint Endpoint uses HTTP Digest Authentication.
http:HttpNegotiateAuthentication Endpoint Endpoint uses HTTP Negotiate Authentication.
http:HttpNtlmAuthentication Endpoint Endpoint uses HTTP NTLM Authentication.
msf:Streamed Endpoint Endpoint uses streamed message framing. This assertion is used with the Message Framing protocol provided for transports such as TCP, and named pipes.
msf:SslTransportSecurity Endpoint Endpoint uses transport-layer security (TLS) with message framing.
msf:WindowsTransportSecurity Endpoint Endpoint uses Security Provider Negotiation (SPNEGO) with message framing.
msmq:MsmqBestEffort Endpoint MSMQ with best-effort guarantees.
msmq:MsmqSession Endpoint MSMQ with Session guarantees.
msmq:MsmqVolatile Endpoint MSMQ Volatile.
msmq:Authenticated Endpoint Authentication is used with MSMQ transport.
msmq:WindowsDomain Endpoint MSMQ uses Windows Domain authentication.
cdp:CompositeDuplex Endpoint Endpoint uses two separate converse transport connections for in and out messages.
mssp:RsaToken Nested RSA key token assertion. This requirement is typically satisfied by an RSA key serialized directly as part of the key information in an endorsing signature.
mssp:SslContextToken Nested Requires that a SecurityContextToken obtained using binary TLS handshake using WS-Trust be used. Nested assertions include: sp:RequireDerivedKeys, mssp:MustNotSendCancel, mssp:RequireClientCertificate.
mssp:MustNotSendCancel Nested Specifies a requirement that a request security token (RST) request messages [WS-Trust] using the Cancel binding [WS-Trust, WS-SC] not be sent to the issuer of a given SecurityContextToken. If this assertion is present, then such request messages must not be sent to the issuer. If this assertion is not present, then such request messages can be sent to the issuer.
mssp:RequireClientCertificate Nested This optional element specifies a requirement for a client certificate to be provided as part of the TLSNEGO protocol. If this assertion is present, then a client certificate must be provided. If this assertion is not present, then a client certificate must not be provided. This assertion must not be used outside of mssp:SslContextToken.

See Also

Custom WSDL Publication
How to: Export Custom WSDL
How to: Import Custom WSDL