WSO2 Summer School features free class on SOA security standards and best practices

Class Shows IT Architects and Developers How to Implement Security and Identity Management as a Service

Mountain View, CA – June 29, 2009 – Web-based open source security solutions offer affordable and often more effective alternatives for protecting a service-oriented architecture (SOA) and the people who use it. The challenge is understanding what to choose from a virtual salad bar of security and authentication standards—and then how to make them all work together smoothly.

IT architects and developers who want to learn SOA security and identity management best practices are invited to attend “Security in SOA.” This interactive, online class is being offered at no cost as part of the WSO2 SOA Summer School program. It will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific.

The two-hour Security in SOA class will focus the implementation of security and identity management as a service using the two emerging open, user-centric identity standards: OpenID and Information Cards, as well as XACML for fine-grained authorization. Attendees will learn about Web services security standards, including WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-Secure Conversation, and WS-Security Policy. The course will also review Information Cards as an application of WS-Trust, and the Oauth protocol for secure API authorization.

Listen to Preview Podcast

The Security in SOA course will be taught by Prabath Siriwardena, who also developed the class content. Hear Prabath share his insights into implementing SOA security on a preview podcast available at

SOA Summer School

The eight-week SOA Summer School program is WSO2’s antidote to the recessionary blues, opening its doors to all individuals who want to boost their SOA knowledge and expand the expertise they bring to either current or prospective employers. The courses are taught by the same industry-leading technical experts behind WSO2's professional consulting, design and training—providing thousands of dollars worth of professional development at zero cost.

IT professionals can sign up to attend one or more of the WSO2 SOA Summer School classes by going to Sessions cover architectural patterns, scalability, security, governance, mashups, ESBs, C++, and business process management within an enterprise SOA.