The application developer can turn on message security, but is not responsible for doing so. Message security can be set up by the system administrator so that all web services are secured, or set up by the application deployer when the provider or protection policy bound to the application must be different from that bound to the container.
The application developer is responsible for the following:
Determining if an application-specific message protection policy is required by the application. If so, ensuring that the required policy is specified at application assembly which may be accomplished by communicating with the application deployer.
Determining if message security is necessary at the Enterprise Server level. If so, ensuring that this need is communicated to the system administrator, or taking care of implementing message security at the Enterprise Server level.