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

About this Guide

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

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

  • Enable, publish, and register Web services.

  • Attach policies for security, messaging, addressing, and management of Web services, and analyzing policy usage.

  • Create new policies and assertion templates, and manage and configure existing policies.

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

  • Manage your file-based and database stores in your development and production environments, respectively.

  • Diagnose problems.


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 11g.

The document is organized as follows:

  • Part I, "Introduction" introduces you to the concepts and tasks required to secure and administer Web services, and describes a set of common use cases.

    Chapter 4, "Examining the Rearchitecture of Oracle WSM in Oracle Fusion Middleware" discusses how the features of Oracle WSM have been rearchitected in Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 ( If you are an existing Oracle Web Services Manager 10g (Oracle WSM) customer, it is recommended that you review this chapter.

  • Part II, "Basic Administration" describes the basic administration tasks that you can perform, such as deploying and configuring Web services; managing and attaching, and configuring policies; testing and monitoring Web services, and more.

  • Part III, "Advanced Administration" describes the advanced administration tasks such as publishing and auditing Web services; migrating from a file-based store; managing policy lifecycle, diagnosing problems, and more.

  • Part IV, "WebLogic Web Service Administration" describes how to secure and administer WebLogic (Java EE) Web services.

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

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