[vbox-dev] webservice and SOAPpy

Christian Smith - Sun Microsystems - Dublin Ireland Christian.Smith at Sun.COM
Fri May 9 09:39:10 GMT 2008

Hi Josh,

I have encountered that problem before.  Typically when authentication 
fails the webservice returns a null string instead of a MOR.  How have 
you configured authentication for the webservice?  To remove 
authentication all together (for development only) execute:

VBoxManage setproperty websrvauthlibrary null

@Jakob, a bit harsh maybe?  There are in fact several mentions to 
'virtualbox' in the python code if you bother to look.  As the issue 
relates to webservice authentication I doubt guest OS's will have much 
of an influence :-/


Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
> Jakob Simon-Gaarde wrote:
>> How on earth should the vbox developers know that, when you don't even mention VirtualBox or the fact that it is on a virtualbox system you have the problem... You don't give details on the hostsystem nor the guestsystem and the subject does not suggest that the question has anything to do with VirtualBox.
> It's getting quite funny here. This _is_ the right mailing list. It's 
> clearly talking about some usage problem of the vbox webservice api. 
> However the people who could quickly answer this question are way 
> overbooked at the moment so please bear with them that they can't answer 
> quickly.
> Klaus
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