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Intel Releases SOA Security Toolkit


Intel has introduced its SOA Security Toolkit as a release candidate. Part of Intel's family of XML tools, the toolkit is a high-performance software module that addresses the confidentiality needs of services-oriented architectures (SOA) by providing XML digital signatures, encryption, and decryption capabilities for SOAP protocol messages.

The Intel SOA Security Toolkit 1.0 for Java environments is a high-performance policy-driven API available for Linux and Windows. Compliant with WS-security 1.0/1.1 and SOAP 1.1/1.2 standards, the toolkit focuses on confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation for SOA environments. This toolkit enables encryption and decryption of SOAP message data, digital signature and verification via a wide range of security algorithms, using industry standards, for both servers as well as application environments.

The SOA Security Toolkit supports the following functions:

  • Digest Methods: SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512, MD5
  • Signature Methods: DSA with SHA1, RSA with SHA1, MD5, SHA256, SHA384 or SHA512.
  • Encryption Methods--Block & stream: AES128-CBC, AES192-CBC, AES256-CBC, 3DES-CBC;
  • Key Transport: RSA-OAEP with all optional, RSA-V1.5, RSA no padding; Symmetric Key Wrap: 3DES-KW, AES128-KW, AES192-KW, AES256-KW
  • X.509 Public Key Infrastructure certificates
  • Canonicalization (c14n) methods; Exclusive

The toolkit lets users provide their own XML policy file as an input. Through this policy file, users can specify for the API security policy engine which key provider and trust manager to instantiate, using either a custom or the default class loader implementation. The security policy engine then applies the specified policy, obtaining the keys and certificates through the specified key provider and perform the trust check using the specified trust manager. The toolkit supports all types of X509 certificates, private, and shared keys.


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