The Flash Builder generated code still uses the underlying WebService class and it requires wsdl to be available during run time too. As discussed in a separate post, I have filed a enhancement request to exclude this during run time, pls. feel free to vote for it
With regards to authentication support for WebServices, The WebService class has the following properties to set your authentication details
headers : Array
Returns the array of SOAPHeaders registered for the WebService. AbstractWebService
httpHeaders : Object
Custom HTTP headers to be sent to the SOAP endpoint.
Currently the Data Menu - > Connect to Web Service Wizard does not support authenticated web services and those on https, the bug id for that is
So what is the way Adobe recommends using a web service that requires authentication ?
I can't find any documentation on that.