Chapter 11. Security of Web Services


“Transition to web services was smoother in relation to earlier transitions to other systems. For the amount of money spent on this implementation, the benefits exceeded expectations”

 --Sam Szteinbaum, VP and GM, North America Consumer Computing, Hewlett-Packard Co.

This chapter describes one of the biggest challenges for implementation of web services: security. Here, you review the security considerations—authentication, authorization, confidentiality, integrity, and nonrepudiation—required to properly secure an implementation. We look at how Two-Way SSL and other packaged security solutions such as XML firewalls can be used for ensuring security of web services.

The security specifications of web services ...

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