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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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Apache Axis

Apache Axis is a JAX-RPC-compliant open source SOAP engine implementation from ASF (Apache Software Foundation). It typically runs as a Web application within a Web container like Apache Tomcat. This deployment allows it to benefit from Web container features like resource poolng, multi-threading, HTTP protocol handling, security support, and so on.

At the time of writing this chapter, the latest binary release of Axis is axis-1.1RC2. This is what we use, along with Web container software Apache Tomcat 4.1.18, the one we used in Chapter 9, Web Application Security. Although these specific releases have been used to develop and test the examples, they should work fine with future releases as well.

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