SOAP Secure Definition

KZero Staff
Oct 18, 2023

SOAP secure is an extension of the SOAP protocol and is also known as S-SOAP, which stands for Secure Simple Object Access Protocol and is a set of security measures and mechanisms used to prevent unauthorized access, message tampering, and data breaches in SOAP-based applications. SOAP secure is made up of several protocols that include:

  • XML encryption
  • XML Signature
  • Username/password authentication
  • Transport layer security (TLS)

How SOAP Secure Works

It is implemented using the WS-Security specification, composed of a set of XML-based security extensions for SOAP. WS-Security encompasses several security features that include:

  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Confidentiality

These features are designed to protect SOAP-based applications from security threats, such as:

  • Man-in-the-middle attacks
  • Denial-of-service attacks
  • Data breaches
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