The following topics introduce the new and changed features of Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) and other significant changes that are described in this guide, and provides pointers to additional information.
Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.1.2) includes the following new and changed features for this document:
Security enhancements, including:
Secure conversation, as described in "Understanding Secure Conversation".
Kerberos security enhancements, including credential delegation and single sign-on using SPNEGO, and derived key support, as described in "Understanding the Kerberos Protocol".
Digest authentication, as described in "Digest Authentication".
Federated STS trust and token caching support, as described in "Understanding Web Services Trust".
RESTful Web services security using Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) policies, as described in "Understanding Policies".
New policy categories, as described in "Policy Categories".
New and updated subject types, as described in "Policy Subjects and Resource Scopes".
For 12c (12.1.2), this guide has been updated in several ways. Following are the sections that have been added or changed.
In this release, the Security and Administrator's Guide for Web Services delivered in Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, has been split up into the following documents:
Chapter 1, "Introducing Oracle Web Services Manager," has been updated to reflect OWSM 12c features and architecture.
The policy interceptor pipelines illustrated in Figure 2-5, "Policy Interceptors Acting on Messages Between a Client and Web Service (SOAP)" have been updated to reflect the complete set of policy interceptors supported in 12c:
Direct and global policy attachment descriptions have been enhanced, as described in "Attaching Policies to Policy Subjects".