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Composite Web Services Security Considerations

van Rooyen, Reinhardt and Andrew Hutchison (2006) Composite Web Services Security Considerations. In Proceedings Southern African Telecommunicaion, Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) 2006, Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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Web services are modular, self describing software components that can be invoked over a distributed network. A single transaction can be composed of many individual Web services.

There are many security considerations that have to be taken into account when assessing such a Web service transaction. This paper investigates the security concerns involved in composite Web services and introduces at the relevant security standards and legislation as motivation for a trust assurance protocol. In this paper, we focus on the transaction path elicitation in Web services transactions so that trust may be established in an environment where near-perfect information can be achieved.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
ID Code:322
Deposited By:Arnab, A
Deposited On:19 September 2006