Web Service-Security Specification Based on Usability Criteria and Pattern Approach

Date Added: Aug 2009
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A specification is provided in this paper to assist in the design of usable and secure web-services. In particular, this specification helps design an adequate security information feedback based on User Interface Patterns, the resulting visual feedback is then evaluated against a set of design/evaluation criteria called Human-Computer Interaction for Security (HCI-S). In addition the authors propose in a theoretical manner including the knowledge offered by the proposed specification based on patterns in a new level for the architectural structure of WS-Security specification, which is currently one of the most popular specifications to establish secure web services.