How do I access username and password in a Camel processor when using Spring Security with Camel on EAP?

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  • I used a reference example camel-example-spring-security listed in:
  • Now I am wondering how I pass username and password in my client code so that my Camel processor can access it:
  • In code below, however, username, password are coming as null:
String username = exchange.getIn().getHeader("username", String.class);
String password = exchange.getIn().getHeader("password", String.class);

Authentication authToken = new UsernamePasswordAuthenticationToken(username, password);
  • When I call setAuthentication() method everything seems to be working except I just need a way to collect username and password from Exchanges's header.
  • If I do not call setAuthentication(), I get an error org.apache.camel.Camel.AuthorizationException: Cannot find the Authentication instance. I believe the cause is, it cannot find Exchange.AUTHENTICATION in the message header.
  • How can I access username and password from the message header?


  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
    • 6.x
  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works (FSW)
    • 6.x
  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse (Fuse)
    • 6.x

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