WS-I to clear path for Web services security

Wednesday, 2 April 2003, 1:31 PM EST

A standards body is hoping to remove one of the biggest hurdles standing in the way of greater Web services adoption.

The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) this week said that it has established a working group to sort through overlapping proposals aimed at adding security to Web services applications.

The announcement is the latest milestone in the WS-I's long-term plan for Web services security. Last month, the organisation said that it intends to publish guidelines to show software companies and their customers how to use Web services security tools to ensure interoperability across different products.

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