The upcoming release of ETP v1.1 mandates the use of token based authentication using JSON Web Tokens (JWT) and recommends the use of SSL to secure the WebSocket communications. PDS WITSML Studio has been updated to provide better support for JWT as well as a mechanism to retrieve a JWT from a token provider service using Basic authentication (username/password), if such a service is available to the user.
After updating to the latest release of WITSML Studio, users will be presented with the following dialog when they choose to add a new connection or edit an existing connection:
ETP with Basic Authentication (Legacy)
ETP with JSON Web Token (JWT)
Token Provider Interface
Clicking the […] button next to the Bearer authentication option will open another connection dialog that can be used to retrieve a JSON Web Token from a Token Provider Service if one is available that accepts a username and password using Basic authentication.
This latest release also includes various bug fixes and performance improvements.