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Secure Web Services



Shirley M. Radack


This bulletin provides information on current and emerging standards that have been developed for Web services, and provides background information on the most common security threats to service-oriented architectures (SOAs). The bulletin discusses Web services issues and challenges that apply to many different hardware platforms, operating systems, and applications. Other topics discussed in the bulletin include NIST's recommendations for making legacy applications secure and for using secure implementation tools and technologies.
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Information technology security, open standards, services-oriented architecture, SOA, SOAP, web portals, web services, web services security


Radack, S. (2007), Secure Web Services, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created August 23, 2007, Updated January 27, 2020