Web Services is a new paradigm that has evolved over the years. With successful demonstration of its proof of concept, Web Services are gradually moving towards occupying an important mechanism for e-commerce, because of the industry's awareness of its potential for integration. Security is a not only a prime requirement to implement e-business, but also an important concern due to the fact that Web Services can penetrate through firewalls.
XML based standards have evolved to cater the security needs in Web Services, in addition to the traditional proven techniques. This book presents secure web services for e-commerce along with their implementation details. This book also talks about the evolving standards in Web Services security, and the future directions they are likely to take.
Who is this book for?
This book is for Web Services developers who need real-world practical information on how to make their Web Services fully secure. It is also useful for security analysts who are responsible for the system's integrity.
About the Author:
Ravi Trivedi is a Software Analyst for Hewlett Packard (HP), Bangalore. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the IndianInstitute of Science (IISc). He is a committer for the open source UDDI4j at www.uddi4j.org and is an expert group member for HP in JAXR (JSR 93). He has been a Team lead for UDDI4j and UDDI Team at HP. Ravi has been involved in developing Web Services infrastructure (UDDI and e-speak) and implemented some of the very first solutions in production using Web Services.
David Whitney is a developer with a major aerospace subsidiary located in Oklahoma City and has been responsible for design, development, and support for numerous projects ranging from engineering analysis, system security, and e-commerce, using languages as old as the "original" FoxBase, and as contemporary as Java, with efforts in C++, Visual Basic, Active Server Pages, Uniface, SQL Server, and others along the way.
Murali Janakiraman has been with Rogue Wave for seven years, and is currently the Software Architect for the XML Products team in Corvallis, Oregon. During his tenure at Rogue Wave, Murali has been a developer, senior developer, and Technical lead on almost all of Rogue Wave's database products and XML products. Murali is currently focused on Web Services and related XML technologies. Murali is a member of the W3C XML Protocol working group.
Andre Hiotis is an independent Technical Architect who enjoys working with leading edge technologies and using them to solve practical problems that benefit individuals, organizations, and society. Currently he is using his experience in developing a P2P Network in the fight for Terrorism that makes practical use of the Semantic Web, Security, P2P, and Wireless in solving an information integration problem.
Whitney Hankison is a Systems Analyst with the County of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California, USA. She has authored Professional Windows DNA, and Professional VB.Net 1st and 2nd editions with Wrox Press. Her articles are featured on the WebServicesArchitect site and is featured in the book "Web Services Business Strategies and Architectures" by Expert Press.
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Table of Contents
1. Web Services - An Introduction
2. Web Services Security - A primer
3. Authentication Mechanisms
5. Public Key Infrastructure
6. XML Signatures
7. XML Encryption
8. XML Key Management Specifications
11. Secured Web Services
13. Case Study - Secured J2EE Web Services
14. Case Study - Secured .Net Web services
15. Toolkits and SDKs