A Framework for Securing Web Services by Formulating an Collaborative Security Standard among Prevailing WS-* Security Standards

  • M. Priyadharshini
  • R. Baskaran
  • Madhan Kumar Srinivasan
  • Paul Rodrigues
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 193)


Web Services enables communication between applications with a less working out on the underlying mechanics of communication. This paper provides a brief introduction to security concepts and describes in detail various specifications related to security among WS-* family and association among those specifications. Web Service Standards available do not completely address security for web services. In this paper we have proposed a framework that consists of components which could secure web service interactions facilitating interoperability between various WS-* security standards, by devising a collaborative security standard based on the associability of WS-* security standards and can be furthermore customized by optimizing the selection and projection functions of standard list and parameter list. The parameter list is again formulated by clear understanding of association of the WS-* security standards.


WS-* family collaborative security standard interoperability web services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Priyadharshini
    • 1
  • R. Baskaran
    • 1
  • Madhan Kumar Srinivasan
    • 2
  • Paul Rodrigues
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentAnna UniversityChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Education & ResearchInfosys TechnologiesMysoreIndia
  3. 3.Department of ITHindustan UniversityChennaiIndia

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