Authorization service for web services and its implementation

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In this paper, we introduce the authorization issues for Web Services. We introduce the authorization service provided by Microsoft® .NET MyServices and then briefly describe our proposed modifications and extensions to the authorization service. We discuss the application of the extended authorization model to a healthcare system built using Web Services. We used the XML Access Control Language (XACL) to specify policies in XML and control access to the patient records stored in XML format. We then evaluated the suitability of XACL as an authorization policy language for Web Services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Web Services
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0769521673, 9780769521671
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Web Services - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 20049 Jul 2004


OtherProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Web Services
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

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