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About this Guide

This guide describes the tasks required to administer Web services, providing details describing how to:

  • Deploy, configure, test, and monitor Web services.

  • Manage diagnostic and message logs.

  • Manage policy lifecycle to transition from a test to production environment.

  • Enable, publish, and register Web services.


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

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