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Service-Oriented Architectures offer a number of potential benefits: They can provide new opportunities to connect enterprises with customers, partners, and suppliers; improve efficiency through greater reuse of services across the enterprise; and offer greater flexibility by breaking down IT silos. But these benefits make security more critical than ever. Why? Services are highly distributed, multi-owner, deployed to heterogeneous platforms, and often accessible across departments and enterprises - and this creates major security issues for developers, architects, and security and operations professionals. Fortunately, there are ways to make your SOA more secure. If you're building applications to SOA using J2EE, BPEL, or XML, you can build security into an SOA by addressing security throughout the entire application lifecycle - not just at deployment time. We'll ... (more)

Identity Propagation in a SOA

One of the challenges IT organizations face is how to propagate identities in complex business processes that are commonly found in Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs). Identities, which are passed from one service invocation to the next in a business process, give the process a user context. Identities can be used to determine access rights to SOA services and for audit and compliance purposes. For example, consider a procurement business process for an application that's used by a number of purchasing agents. Each agent has a different purchasing privilege. Say a senior agen... (more)