OASIS Web Services Secure Exchange (WS-SX) TC

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Defining WS-Security extensions and policies to enable the trusted exchange of multiple SOAP messages


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The purpose of the OASIS WS-SX TC is to define extensions to OASIS Web Services Security to enable trusted SOAP message exchanges involving multiple message exchanges and to define security policies that govern the formats and tokens of such messages. This work will be carried out through continued refinement of the Web Services SecureConversation, SecurityPolicy and Trust specifications submitted to the TC as referenced in this charter.

For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ

Technical Work Produced by the Committee

The committee has produced the following OASIS Standards

External Resources

Although not produced by the OASIS WS-SX TC, the following information offers useful insights into its work.

OASIS Members Form Committee to Advance Standards for Web Services Secure Exchange (WS-SX)
OASIS News 26 Oct 2005

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