# Basic Authentication
The way to do a JAX-WS call with basic authentication is a little unobvious.
Here is an example where
Service is the service class representation and
Port is the service port you want to access.
Service s = new Service(); Port port = s.getPort(); BindingProvider prov = (BindingProvider)port; prov.getRequestContext().put(BindingProvider.USERNAME_PROPERTY, "myusername"); prov.getRequestContext().put(BindingProvider.PASSWORD_PROPERTY, "mypassword"); port.call();