Chapter 13. Web Services Interoperability, Part 1: Security

Toward the end of Chapter 8, we introduced the new XML Web service specifications, formerly known as GXA (Global XML Web Services Architecture) and now more frequently referred to as WSA (Web Services Architecture). These specifications, which typically are prefixed with WS-, are designed to take Web services beyond just connecting endpoints together and instead detail how true application interoperability can be achieved.

In the next three chapters, we’ll look at three of these new specifications, WS-Security, WS-Attachments (DIME), and WS-Routing. With each of these, we’ll introduce the problem the specification is trying to solve and look at sample code that shows these specifications ...

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