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Do More with SOA Integration: Best of Packt by Doug Todd, Arun Poduval

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Securing XML Documents

In the last section, we discussed various best practices for designing your XML documents in web services. However, the web services model brings into the system unique security challenges because the business data in the form of XML documents may be required to travel across untrusted networks and has the chance of being manipulated by external systems.

Throughout the entire business transaction, different classes of users and systems need access to the entire business transaction. If any part of this chain is compromised, the whole business application deployed as a service will fail.

Web services are inherently about how to share the process of computing across a distributed network of systems. Web services' communication ...

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