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Performance Analysis of WS-Security Mechanisms in SOAP-Based Web Services

Technical Report
This paper presents the results of a series of experiments targeted at analyzing the performance impact of adding WS-Security, a common security standard used in IdM frameworks, to SOAP-based web services.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2010-TR-023
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6581945.v1

Abstract

Identity management (IdM) solutions in web services environments are often compared on the levels of performance and security they provide. Selecting the appropriate IdM solution for a given system or application often requires making tradeoffs between security and performance, while also considering the system's contextual and environmental requirements and constraints. This paper presents the results of a series of experiments targeted at analyzing the performance impact of adding WS-Security, a common security standard used in IdM frameworks, to SOAP-based web services. The goal of this work is to establish a baseline of performance data that can be used to explore performance/security tradeoffs in environments with complex attributes, such as resource or bandwidth limitations.

Cite This Technical Report

Novakouski, M., Simanta, S., Peterson, G., Morris, E., & Lewis, G. (2010, November 1). Performance Analysis of WS-Security Mechanisms in SOAP-Based Web Services. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-023). Retrieved June 16, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6581945.v1.

@techreport{novakouski_2010,
author={Novakouski, Marc and Simanta, Soumya and Peterson, Gunnar and Morris, Edwin and Lewis, Grace},
title={Performance Analysis of WS-Security Mechanisms in SOAP-Based Web Services},
month={Nov},
year={2010},
number={CMU/SEI-2010-TR-023},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6581945.v1},
note={Accessed: 2024-Jun-16}
}

Novakouski, Marc, Soumya Simanta, Gunnar Peterson, Edwin Morris, and Grace Lewis. "Performance Analysis of WS-Security Mechanisms in SOAP-Based Web Services." (CMU/SEI-2010-TR-023). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, November 1, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6581945.v1.

M. Novakouski, S. Simanta, G. Peterson, E. Morris, and G. Lewis, "Performance Analysis of WS-Security Mechanisms in SOAP-Based Web Services," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-023, 1-Nov-2010 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6581945.v1. [Accessed: 16-Jun-2024].

Novakouski, Marc, Soumya Simanta, Gunnar Peterson, Edwin Morris, and Grace Lewis. "Performance Analysis of WS-Security Mechanisms in SOAP-Based Web Services." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-023). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Nov. 2010. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6581945.v1. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Novakouski, Marc; Simanta, Soumya; Peterson, Gunnar; Morris, Edwin; & Lewis, Grace. Performance Analysis of WS-Security Mechanisms in SOAP-Based Web Services. CMU/SEI-2010-TR-023. Software Engineering Institute. 2010. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6581945.v1