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Preface

This section describes the intended audience, how to use this guide, and provides information about documentation accessibility.

Audience

This guide is intended for:

  • System and security administrators who administer Web services and manage security

  • Application developers who are developing Web services and testing the security prior to deployment of the Web services

  • Security architects who create security policies

How to Use This Guide

It is recommended that you review Oracle Fusion Middleware Introducing Web Services document to gain a better understanding of the two Web service stacks supported in Oracle Fusion Middleware 12g.

The document is organized as follows:

  • Part I, "Introducing OWSM," introduces you to the concepts and tasks required to secure and administer Web services. It provides a brief introduction to Web service policies and helps you to decide which security policies are best for your Web services. It also describes how to install and configure Oracle Web Services Manager on WebLogic Server.

  • Part II, "Attaching and Managing Policies," describes how to work with policies and policy sets using Fusion Middleware Control and with WLST. Topics such as viewing, attaching, detaching, editing and overriding policies and policy sets are included.

  • Part III, "Securing Web Services," describes how to configure your Web service for message protection, SSL, authentication, and authorization. SAML and WS-Trust use cases are included as examples. You can also integrate hardware with Oracle Web Services Manager.

  • Part IV, "Managing and Troubleshooting OWSM," describes how to diagnose problems and tune the performance of Oracle Web Services Manager. It also describes how to work with the Oracle Web Services Manager Repository.

  • Part V, "Predefined Policies and Assertions," provides reference information describing Web service security standards; predefined policy and assertion templates; and assertion schemas.

Documentation Accessibility

For information about Oracle's commitment to accessibility, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program website at http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=docacc.

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=info or visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=trs if you are hearing impaired.

Related Documents

For more information, see the following Oracle Web Services Manager documents:

See also the Oracle Web Services Manager Technology page at: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/webservices_manager/index.html.

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