Security for SOA and Web Services
Service oriented architecture (SOA) enables loosely coupled applications to be assembled from a set of internal and external services (web services) that are distributed over a connected infrastructure. The distributed nature of SOA makes addressing security concerns a critical success factor. The primary concern in SOA is to establish an interoperable framework that enables security for services, applications, and users in a trusted environment and complies with established corporate policies. The standards and techniques to provide security in a SOA are evolving rapidly. This article will outline the security concerns and related standards in SOA.