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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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Securing the Application

Security and how to properly secure a Web service application is one of the most important issues facing developers charged with building Web service systems. Unfortunately, this is also an area of tremendous flux. The security standards specifications are yet to be fully fleshed out and, not surprisingly, commercial infrastructure does not yet provide good implementations of these security specifications.

WS-Security together with the other WS-* specifications are becoming the de facto standard for establishing secure, trust relationships within Web service environments. In the long-term, all Web service applications will use WS-Security to implement transport-independent, secure communications between client applications ...

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