Date Added: Jan 2011
A web service is defined as a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. It is an application programming interface. It can be published, located and invoked across the internet. As web service is connected to the internet, it is subjected to unauthorized intrusion. In order to ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of the web services, security is necessary. Access controls such as biometrics should be employed for the strong authentication. It is the most robust method to verify and identify an individual, once that person is properly enrolled. The bringing together of biometric and web services can strengthen both the technologies.