Microsoft Add-On Secures Web Services

Not wasting any time with its Trustworthy computing plan Microsoft today unveiled an update to its Web Services Enhancements for .Net developers. This update allows developers to encrypt Web services. According to eWeek you can encrypt Web services by using Kerberos tickets, X.509 certificates, username/password credentials, and other custom binary and XML-based security tokens.

Microsoft Corp. has released an upgrade to its Web Services Enhancements technology for .Net developers. The Redmond, Wash., company this week announced Web Services Enhancements 2.0 Service Pack 1 (WSE 2.0 SP1) for Microsoft .Net. The technology is an add-on to the company's Visual Studio .Net and the .Net Framework that enables developers to build secure Web services, the company said.

Microsoft officials said WSE 2.0 SP1 enables developers to more readily apply security policies to Web services. The technology enables developers to encrypt Web services using Kerberos tickets, X.509 certificates, username/password credentials, and other custom binary and XML-based security tokens, the company said.

News source: eWeek

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