Developing A Secure Web Service for License Management in StruSoft
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesis
As software increases in complexity and relies more on Internet and Web technology, the challenge of enabling interaction and communication between loosely coupled applications becomes increasingly vital. Distributed computing presents challenges to loosely coupled applications that require means with which to interact and communicate. There exist technologies that are aimed at solving these problems; Web service is one such technology. Web service is a relatively new and rapidly maturing technology in the area of distributed computing; it offers a standards-based way to exchange information in an interoperable manner. This thesis is done in partnership with StruSoft and attempts to provide a solution to their problem of distributed computing, by using Web service technology. The paper looks at distributed systems and various solutions to the problems associated with distributed computing. A comprehensive insight into Web service technology is provided, along with rationale as to why it is chosen for the project. In addition, there are guidelines as to how the necessary components of Web service are installed. Development of License Management Software is also a part of this thesis. The software offers a means with which to store and maintain data about customers and their licenses. Security is a major focus of this paper and thus extensively mentioned throughout. A detailedexplanation of computer security is presented, along with the necessary configurations that are needed to make the Web service and the License Management Software more secure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för datavetenskap , 2005.
Datalogi, Web service, XML, SOAP, WSDL, Computer Security, Distributed Systems, Open Source, Tomcat, Axis and Software Development Life Cycle.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2877ISRN: LITH-IDA-EX--05/019--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-2877DiVA: diva2:20219