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DEFINITION: WS-Security (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. WS-Security specifies enhancements  … 
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Secure Internet Single Sign-On (SSO) 101
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WHITE PAPER: Written for anyone interested in understanding how secure Internet SSO works, this white paper explores the limitations of current SSO implementations outside of a single security domain (including identity and access management systems and open source development) and introduces standalone secure Internet SSO as a solution.
Posted: 05 Jun 2009 | Published: 08 Jun 2009

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WS-SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) messaging aimed at protecting the integrity and confidentiality of a message and authenticating the sender. WS-Security also specifies how to associate a security token with a message, without specifying what kind of token is to be used. It does describe how to encode X.509 certificates and Kerberos tickets. In general, WS-Security is intended to be extensible so that new security mechanisms can be used in the future. The WS-Security specification is an activity of the Web Service Interoperability Organization (WS-I Organization) which is an industry-wide … 
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