Securing a REST Web Service

Cristina Elena Popa

Abstract


The aim of this paper is to present the key security requirements for Web Services. A set of security principles will be presented, as well as a study on how they can be implemented in order to ensure the service is available and non-compromised at any given time. Conclusions will be formulated at the end of this case study, based on the obtained results.

Keywords


Web Service, REST, Security, Threat, Vulnerability, Risk, Attack

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References


Web Services Description Requirements - http://www.w3.org/TR/ws-desc-reqs/

REST-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_state_transfer

ISO/IEC 27000:2009 from ISO, via their ITTF web site

"Information technology -- Security techniques-Information security risk management" ISO/IEC FIDIS 27005:2008

Mario C. Jeckle, Extending SOAP to Adhere to Session-oriented Communication Principles, 2002

https://kippit.net

Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1 - http://www.w3.org/Protocols


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