Implementing two security mechanisms for the same service.

Two options for implementing multiple security mechanisms for the same service.

After doing some research on the subject, we have come up with 2 options for implementing multiple security mechanisms for the same service, alternative polices and multi-port Web Services.

After doing some research on the subject, we have come up with 2 options for implementing 2 security mechanims for the same service, alternative polices and multi-port Web Services.

The first option is having a policy based on WS-Security Policy that supports alternative policies, i.e. a policy document with 2 policy alternatives.

The second option is multi-port Web Services. Basically this means that the same service is deployed to 2 or more ports and each port has a different security policy.

We'll explore both options although the first option does appear to be the more elegant approach.

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