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This document is intended for programmers that are developing Oracle Infrastructure web services, including SOA, Application Development Framework (ADF) services.

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Related Documents

For more information, see the following documents in the Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c documentation set:

Table -1 Related Documents

Document Description

Understanding Web Services

Provides an introduction to web services for Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c.

Understanding WebLogic Web Services for Oracle WebLogic Server

Provides an introduction to WebLogic Web Services (Java EE).

Understanding Oracle Web Services Manager

Introduces Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) used for web services policy attachment and management.

Administering Web Services

Describes how to secure and administer web services.

Securing Web Services and Managing Policies with Oracle Web Services Manager

Describes how to secure web services using OWSM policies. This document also describes how to create and manage OWSM policies.

Use Cases for Securing Web Services Using Oracle Web Services Manager

Provides use cases that demonstrate how to secure web services using OWSM.

Extensibility Guide for Oracle Web Services Manager

Describes how to build custom policy assertions for OWSM.

Interoperability Solutions Guide for Oracle Web Services Manager

Describes how to implement the most common OWSM interoperability scenarios.

Developing SOA Applications with Oracle SOA Suite

Describes how to develop SOA composite services.

Developing Fusion Web Applications with Oracle Application Development Framework

Describes how to develop ADF components.

"Developing and Securing Web Services" in Developing Applications with Oracle JDeveloper

Describes how to develop web services and attach policies using Oracle JDeveloper.


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