Web Service Security

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Web Services are getting more and more widely deployed as the adoption of XML, SOAP and other related standards provides a generic and flexible framework for the implementation of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). However the capability to design open, distributed and automated service chains raises several security challenges. The purpose of this document is to provide a clear and objective overview of the security challenges faced by Web services.

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  • Web Services intrastructure: In order to provide openness and interoperability, Web services need to rely on a set of protocols and languages likely to be implemented on all the systems which would be involved in the application chain. Discover the standards adopted and officially recommended for implementation in the Web service infrastructure.
  • Web services components: In this part we will define the actors, the ressources and we will speak about the coordination needed.
  • Standards for Web services security: In this section, we summarize and explain the main standards that have been designed in order to provide security at different layer of the web service.