How to make Web services secure

This Learning Guide originally appeared on SearchAppSecurity.com, a sister site of SearchSMB.com.

Web application threats abound. If you use Web services with those applications, then there are other security issues you need

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to be aware of. In fact, some say Web services, if not secured properly, can pose security threats that extend beyond those of traditional Web applications. Those weaknesses, they say, result from some Web services' greatest strengths.

What are those weaknesses and how should you handle them? These articles, tips, books and other resources answer those questions and help you get a grip on how to protect and deploy secure Web services.

If you know of an article, tip, tool or code sample that should be included, send me an email with the information and I'll add it. -- Michelle Davidson, Site Editor.

   Web Services Security Basics
   Web Services Threats and Vulnerabilities
   Web Services Security Standards
   Java and Web Services
   .NET and Web Services
   Securing XML
   Web Services Security Tools
   Other Useful Resources

  Web Services Security Basics Table of Contents
  Web Services Threats and Vulnerabilities Table of Contents
  Web Services Security Standards Table of Contents
  SAML Table of Contents
  Java and Web Services Table of Contents
  .NET and Web Services Table of Contents
  Securing XML Table of Contents
  Web Services Security Tools Table of Contents

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  Other Useful Resources Table of Contents
Expert advice on Web services security

Do you have a question about Web services security that you're having trouble getting answered? Web services security expert Rami Jaamour can help. Read advice he has given or submit your own questions.

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Are there other topics you'd like to see learning guides on? Send SearchAppSecurity.com site editor Michelle Davidson an e-mail at mdavidson@techtarget.com and let her know what they are.

This was first published in May 2006

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