What Is WS-Security (WSS)?

This section describes WS-Security (WSS) standard - a SOAP extension standard that defines building blocks to implement SOAP message content integrity and confidentiality.

What Is WS-Security (WSS)? WS-Security is a SOAP extension standard that defines building blocks to implement SOAP message content integrity and confidentiality. WS-Security standard is also referred as "Web Services Security: SOAP Message Security" or "WSS: SOAP Message Security".

The goal of WS-Security is to enable applications to conduct secure SOAP message exchanges and to support:

WS-Security standard was developed by OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards). The latest version is WS-Security 1.1.1 released in 2012.

OASIS also developed the following related specifications that describe profiles (specific mechanisms and procedures) on how several security technologies can be used with WS-Security standard:

For more information, see the full specification at http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss-m/wss/v1.1.1/os /wss-SOAPMessageSecurity-v1.1.1-os.html.

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Web Service

 Introduction to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)

 SOAP Message Structure

 SOAP Message Transmission and Processing

 SOAP Data Model

 SOAP Encoding

 SOAP RPC Presentation

 SOAP Properties Model

 SOAP Message Exchange Patterns

 SOAP HTTP Binding

 SOAP Perl Implementations

 SOAP PHP Implementations

 SOAP Java Implementations

 Perl SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Socket Test Program for HTTP and SOAP

 Perl SOAP::Lite for GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

 PHP SOAP Extension Client Programs

 PHP SOAP Extension Server Programs

 Java Socket and HttpURLConnection for SOAP

 SAAJ - SOAP with Attachments API for Java

 SoapUI - SOAP Web Service Testing Tool

WS-Security - SOAP Message Security Extension

What Is WS-Security (WSS)?

 Using XML Signature and Encryption with WSS

 SOAP Header Element "Security"

 What Is WS-Security Username Token Profile?

 SoapUI Configuration for Username Token

 Generating Username Token with SoapUI

 Validating wsse:Password Digest String

 Password Digest Validation Program

 WS-Security X.509 Certificate Token

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology

 References

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