7.5. Recent Web Services Security Initiatives

The following sections summarize the major design features of recent Web Services security initiatives. When reviewing these initiatives for implementation, it is important to consider the ease of the implementation, the stopgap measure if the commercial implementation is not ready, and the migration roadmap from an existing stopgap implementation to the mature standard.

This book does not intend to cover the program code or XML specifications in detail. Examples are given to illustrate the implementation and tools. The resource list at the end of this chapter provides some pointers with details.

7.5.1. WS-Security

Background

IBM, Microsoft, and VeriSign submitted a new Web Services security specification ...

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