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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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WS-Security

WS-Security is a specification that unifies multiple Web services security technologies and models in an effort to support interoperability between systems in a language- and platform-independent manner. More specifically, WS-Security specifies a set of SOAP extensions that can be used to implement message integrity and confidentiality. To this end, the WS-Security specification brings together a number of XML security technologies and positions them within the context of SOAP messages.

The origins of WS-Security are with Microsoft, IBM, and VeriSign submitting a group of security specifications to the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). Later, Sun Microsystems started to cooperate to further ...

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