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J2EE™ Security for Servlets, EJBs and Web Services: Applying Theory and Standards to Practice by Pankaj Kumar

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XML Signature

XML Signature[1] is a W3C Recommended specification for representing the electronic signature of data items as an XML element and the processing for creating and verifying this element. Although the signature itself is represented as an XML element, the signed data items could be files containing any type of digital data, including XML, or elements within an XML document. Also, one signature element can store a signature over multiple data items. The name, namespace and structure of the signature element are specified by the XML Signature standard.

[1] The complete title of the specification is XML Signature Syntax and Processing, and it can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core. It was granted recommendation status on 12 ...

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