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web service security and data encryption

ronald tagoe
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how can i encrypt the data that is been transmitted in my web service and enhance security. I am using java netbeans 6.1
Ulf Dittmer
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That's what WS-Security does, which every major SOAP stack supports (assuming that your WS uses SOAP). If it's REST, you can use HTTPS.


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ronald tagoe
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Joined: Jul 07, 2011
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so do i need to implement the WS security myself, if so then how do i do that
thank you
Ulf Dittmer
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That depends on the SOAP stack you're using; it should come with examples and documentation.
ronald tagoe
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Joined: Jul 07, 2011
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i am really new to web services so how do i know the SOAP stack that i am using and how do i get the documentation. anyways is glassfish and tomcat examples of web service stacks
Ulf Dittmer
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These should be helpful:

http://metro.java.net/guide/Configuring_Security_Using_NetBeans_IDE.html

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-jws10/index.html
ronald tagoe
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Joined: Jul 07, 2011
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thanks a lot Dittmer i really appreciate the help. but the version of netbeans that i have does not support the metro security
stuff.i am tryin to install netbeans 7 but i keep getting the error
"You cannot install NetBeans 7.0 on this volume. This software can be installed and work only with Java 6."
i am using mac OS 10.5.7.thank u. what can i do to make it work.do i need to download a jdk if so where can i get it
from i have google it but not gotten anything fruitful
 
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