Chapter 15. Building a Secure Reliable Web Service

As we discussed in Chapter1, Apache Web Services and Axis2, when Apache introduced its first web service framework—known as Apache SOAP—one of the main ideas was to show the usefulness of the technology. When people started to use it, they wanted to have several new features in it. As a result, Apache introduced Apache Axis1 and finally, Apache Axis2. In the meantime, there were a number of changes in the web service landscape; people demanded better quality of service support, including security and reliability. As a result, standard bodies around web services (for example, W3C and OASIS) introduced a set of web services standards. Most of the existing web services frameworks support three main ...

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