Secure Web Service Composition: Issues and Architectures

Secure Web Service Composition: Issues and Architectures

Barbara Carminati (University of Insubria, Italy), Elena Ferrari (University of Insubria, Italy) and Patrick Hung (University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-639-6.ch003
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Web service security is today receiving growing attention, and enterprises are realizing that effective security management is essential for earning and maintaining trust in their services. One of the major benefits of Web services is that it is possible to dynamically combine different services together to form a more complex service. Also, in this case, security issues are a primary concern. In this chapter, we focus on security issues that arise when composing Web services. We first provide an overview of the main security requirements that must be taken into account when composing Web services. Then, we survey literature and standards related to Web services composition. Finally, we present a proposal for a brokered architecture on support of the secure composition of Web services.

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