Take control of your Security Tokens

German Lorenz cipher machine

A security token is issued by a Security Token Service (STS) to secure a SOAP message in an interoperable manner. Jiandong explained how NetBeans IDE, with WSIT module (part of Metro), allows you to build and configure a STS.

The STS is a Web service that can be deployed on GlassFish. This Web service then issues security tokens such as Username/Password, X.509 or SAML.

In a follow up entry, Shyam explained how to leverage the extension points in WS-Trust implementation of Metro to implement STS to meet a specific business requirement.

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