1 Overview of Web Services Administration

This chapter provides an overview of web services administration in Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c. Companies worldwide are actively deploying service-oriented architectures (SOA) using web services, both in intranet and internet environments. While web services offer many advantages over traditional alternatives (for example, distributed objects or custom software), deploying networks of interconnected web services still presents key challenges, particularly in terms of security and administration.

This chapter includes the following sections:

For definitions of unfamiliar terms found in this and other books, see the Glossary.