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WS-Security OASIS Standard

The Web Services Security (WS-Security) OASIS Standard specifies how SOAP messages can have their integrity and confidentiality ensured.

WS-Security defines a framework for securing SOAP messages, with the specifics being defined in profiles determined by the nature of the security token used to carry identity information. So, for instance, there are different profiles of WS-Security for various different security token formats such as X.509 certificates and Kerberos tickets.

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