11g Release 1 (11.1.1) includes a complete redesign of Oracle Web Services Manager 10g and Web services security management. For more details about what has changed in Release 11g, see Chapter 4, "Examining the Rearchitecture of Oracle WSM in Oracle Fusion Middleware."
11g Release 1 Patch Set 1 (188.8.131.52) includes the following new features:
Enhanced administration and policy management for asynchronous Web services
Ability to define policy alternatives (OR groups)
Service-side policy configuration overrides
Oracle WSM policy attachment using the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST)
Ability to upgrade the Oracle WSM policies in the Metadata Services (MDS) repository using WLST commands
Service identity certification extension for Web services that implement a message-protection policy. The Web service's public certificate is published in the WSDL, and it is no longer necessary for the Web service client to store the Web service's public certificate in its domain-level keystore.
Enhanced support for permission-based authorization using the oracle.wsm.security.WSFunctionPermission permission check class. In this release, the resource target of the WSFunctionPermission is enhanced to include the actual Web service operation name.
Ability to browse WSIL documents and import UDDI v3 registries using Fusion Middleware Control, and register services accordingly
Compliance with WSI-Basic Security Profile
Support for testing RESTful Web services in Fusion Middleware Control Test Web Service page
Support for Microsoft SQL Server in the MDS repository
Ability to use the same MDS repository to manage policies across multiple domains. In previous releases, an MDS repository could only be used by a single domain.
New document, Oracle Fusion Middleware Interoperability Guide for Oracle Web Services Manager, that contains the interoperability content previously provided in this document
Interoperability is certified between Oracle Web Services Manager and Axis 1.4 and WSS4J 1.58 security environments
11g Release 1 (11.1.1) includes the following new features:
Integration with the Oracle Fusion Middleware framework
Shared authorization and authentication infrastructure for Web applications and Web services through Oracle Platform Security Services
Automatic identity propagation
Integrated configuration, management, and monitoring of Web services using Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control
Use of the Oracle Metadata Repository via Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control
Integrated security management and monitoring of WebLogic Web services
Integrated policy attachment and monitoring support for WebLogic Web services
Enhanced support for Web services security standards
Enterprise policy framework with full standards support (WS-Policy, WS-SecurityPolicy, and WS-PolicyAttachment)
Runtime Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) governance support through reusable runtime policies and bulk attachment of policies
Policy usage and impact analysis