• The technology of Web Service Security

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    Although BPEL4People and WS-HT aren't fully ratified standards, Active EndPoints Inc., one of the leaders of the standards effort, is incorporating them into its new tools for BPM and SOA design an...

WS-Security (Web services security standards)

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  • WS-Security (Web Services Security)

    WS-Security (Web Services Security) is a proposed IT industry standard that addresses security when data is exchanged as part of a Web service. 

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About WS-Security (Web services security standards)

Web Services Security is a proposed IT industry standard that addresses security when data is exchanged as part of a Web service. WS-Security is one of a series of specifications from an industry group that includes IBM, Microsoft, and Verisign. Related specifications include the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), WS-Coordination, and WS-Transaction.Find WS-Security basics, best practices for architects, developers and IT management working on SOA and Web services projects.