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Testing Web Services for Academic Environment With Robust Security Approach

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Executive Summary

The aim of this paper is to develop a secure web services portal for an academic environment. The authors have used the comprehensive methods for testing the application i.e. Configuration Management, Authentication, User and Session Management, Data Validation, Error Handling, Data Protection and logging. The system is described in this paper; the challenges faced while developing the extensions to the existing University website have been described. University Staff and students can login in to the portal and access several services and tools from a single location. Aspects of portal development have been addressed and discussed in this paper such as Authentication and Authorization, User and Session Management, Data Validation, Error Handling and Exception Management and Logging and Auditing.

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