WS-I Publishes Three new Working Group Drafts
WS-I Publishes New Profiles and Usage Scenarios for Public Review
Working Group Drafts of Basic Profile 1.2, Basic Security Profile 1.1 and Reliable Secure Profile 1.0 Usage Scenarios Now Available
Wakefield, MA, USA. December 11, 2006. [Bibliographic References]
The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) today announced the publication of three new Working Group Drafts: the Basic Profile 1.2, Basic Security Profile 1.1 and the Reliable Secure Profile 1.0 Usage Scenarios. Advancement of these documents to Working Group Draft status is an invitation to the Web services community to provide technical feedback. More information about WS-I and free access to the profiles and other deliverables can be found at www.ws-i.org.
"These new Working Group Drafts represent the next step in WS-I's journey to provide guidance that ensures interoperability for the core Web services required by enterprises for their business processes," said Michael Bechauf, chairman of WS-I. "I congratulate the Working Groups for quickly and cooperatively bringing these important documents to the market. SOA architects across the industry have eagerly awaited these deliverables."
"Profiles addressing asynchronous messaging, security and reliable messaging will be extremely important to enterprises as they continue to develop and deploy more advanced Web services," said Anne Thomas Manes, research director and vice president, Burton Group. "WS-I continues to lay an important foundation for making Web services interoperability a reality."
The Basic Profile 1.2
The Basic Profile 1.2 is a revision of the Basic Profile 1.1, incorporating errata to date and includes requirements related to the serialization of envelopes and their representation in messages from the Simple SOAP Binding Profile 1.0. The Basic Profile 1.2 incorporates the following specifications:
- WS-Addressing 1.0 Core
- WS-Addressing 1.0 SOAP Binding
- WS-Addressing 1.0 WSDL Binding
- SOAP 1.1 Binding for MTOM 1.0
The WS-I Basic Profile 1.2 is primarily constructed using WS-Addressing which defines a standard mechanism for identifying and exchanging Web services messages between multiple endpoints.
Feedback for the WS-I Basic Profile 1.2 may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Usage Scenarios for Reliable Messaging with Security
The newly chartered Reliable Secure Profile Working Group has released a Working Group Draft of the Reliable Secure Profile 1.0 Usage Scenarios for public review. The Reliable Secure Profile 1.0 will deliver interoperability guidance to Web services architects and developers to securely deliver messages reliably between distributed applications in the presence of software component, system, or network failures. The published Usage Scenarios illustrate the use of the Reliable Secure Profile 1.0 and how it can be applied or composed with other profiles and specifications across a wide range of Web services applications (e.g., mobile, devices, intermediaries, enterprise applications, etc.). The Usage Scenarios focus on the specific scenarios that exhibit fundamental interoperability issues and that require implementation guidance.
The Reliable Secure Profile 1.0 Usage Scenarios include the following Web services artifacts, profiles and specifications:
- WS-I Basic Profile 1.2
- WS-I Basic Profile 2.0
- WS-I Basic Security Profile 1.0
- WS-I Basic Security Profile 1.1
- WS-ReliableMessaging 1.1
- WS-SecureConversation 1.3
Feedback for the Reliable Secure Profile 1.0 Usage Scenarios Working Group Draft may be submitted to email@example.com.
Basic Security Profile 1.1
In concert with the current work to finalize the Basic Security Profile 1.0, to be released as Final Material in the first quarter, the Basic Security Profile Working Group has released a Working Group Draft of the Basic Security Profile 1.1. The Basic Security Profile 1.1 is a revision of the Basic Security Profile 1.0 and incorporates any errata to date and profiles WS-Security 1.1 and the WS-Security 1.1 token profiles, including Username, X.509, REL, Kerberos, and SAML.
Feedback for the WS-I Basic Security Profile 1.1 Working Group Draft may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Basic Profile Version 1.2. Edited by: Keith Ballinger, Microsoft (1.0); David Ehnebuske, IBM (1.0); Christopher Ferris, IBM; Martin Gudgin, Microsoft (1.0); Anish Karmarkar, Oracle; Canyang Kevin Liu, SAP (1.1); Mark Nottingham, BEA Systems (1.1); Prasad Yendluri, webMethods. WS-I Working Group Draft. 2006-10-03.
This document defines the WS-I Basic Profile 1.2, consisting of a set of non-proprietary Web services specifications, along with clarifications, refinements, interpretations and amplifications of those specifications which promote interoperability. Section 1 introduces the Profile, and explains its relationships to other profiles. Section 2, "Profile Conformance," explains what it means to be conformant to the Profile. Each subsequent section addresses a component of the Profile, and consists of two parts; an overview detailing the component specifications and their extensibility points, followed by subsections that address individual parts of the component specifications. Note that there is no relationship between the section numbers in this document and those in the referenced specifications.
Relationships to Other Profiles: Basic Profile 1.2 builds on Basic Profile 1.1 by incorporating Basic Profile 1.1 errata, requirements from Simple SOAP Binding Profile 1.0, and adding support for WS-Addressing and MTOM... This Profile is derived from the Basic Profile 1.1 by incorporating any errata to date and including those requirements related to the serialization of envelopes and their representation in messages from the Simple SOAP Binding Profile 1.0. This Profile is not intended to be composed with the Simple SOAP Binding Profile 1.0. The Attachments Profile 1.0 adds support for SOAP with Attachments, and is intended to be used in combination with this Profile..."
WS-I RSP [Reliable Secure Profile] WG Usage Scenarios. Edited by Jacques Durand (Fujitsu) and Marc Goodner (Microsoft). Document Status: Working Group Draft. Version: 1.0. Date: November 06, 2006. 28 pages.
"This usage scenarios document defines interoperability scenarios that comprise the set of scenarios to be profiled in the RSP 1.0 profile... The RSP WG has decided to approach defining requirements for the RSP profile in terms of realistic and detailed use cases, called usage scenarios. This document describes these usage scenarios. These scenarios will serve as detailed input for the profiling work, providing evidence of potential interoperability issues and/or need for best practice guidelines...
Usage Scenarios: A Usage Scenario is illustrative of real usage conditions, and of the rationale behind them. It describes assumed or possible environmental constraints, e.g., addressing, security, and reliability. A Usage scenario details all contextual exchanges needed to enable it end-to-end (establishment of security context, or reliability sequences) and related options.
Basic Security Profile Version 1.1. Edited by Michael McIntosh (IBM), Martin Gudgin (Microsoft), K. Scott Morrison (Layer 7), and Abbie Barbir (Nortel Networks). WS-I Working Group Draft. 2006-10-19.
"The document document defines the WS-I Basic Security Profile 1.1, based on a set of non-proprietary Web services specifications, along with clarifications and amendments to those specifications which promote interoperability. The Basic Security Profile 1.1 provides guidance on the use of WS-Security 1.1 and the REL, Kerberos, SAML, UserName, and X.509 security token formats.
Section 1, "Introduction," introduces the Basic Security Profile 1.1 and relates the philosophy that it takes with regard to interoperability. Section 2, "Document Conventions," describes notational conventions utilized by the Basic Security Profile 1.1. Section 3, "Profile Conformance," explains what it means to be conformant to the Basic Security Profile 1.1.
Each subsequent section addresses a component of the Basic Security Profile 1.1, and consists of two parts: an overview detailing the component specifications and their extensibility points, followed by subsections that address individual parts of the component specifications. Note that there is no relationship between the section numbers in this document and those in the referenced specifications..."
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