International Journal of Computer Science Issues
SOAP as the basis application of Web Services, and, SOAP messages are closely related to the heterogeneous Web services. Secure transmission of SOAP messages play a vital role for the applicability of Web Services. The main challenges to the secure transmission of SOAP messages includes: confidentiality, authentication, integrity, both-party non-repudiation, and single sign-on. The authors analyzed and took advantage of the existing technologies and solutions related to SOAP and Web Services, and proposed a model of secure transmission of SOAP messages, which adopting technologies like XML Signature, XML Encryption, and X.509 Certificate.