XML security, Implement security layers, Part 1

Basic plumbing technologies

From the developerWorks archives

Manish Verma

Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: October 21, 2003

As a format for exchanging information over the Internet, XML's popularity is continuing to grow -- and one of the key issues associated with information exchange is security. No information exchange format is complete without a mechanism for ensuring the security and reliability of the information. This is the first in a series of articles by Manish Verma that will discuss the technologies that play a crucial role in securing XML. This article focuses on the basic plumbing technologies, defining security in an XML context, XML canonicalization, and PKI infrastructure, and providing a step-by-step guide to generating keys. Part 2 will discuss XML encryption and XML signature. This series will give you a practical grasp of the basic technology used for securing XML messages.

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