Custom Policy Assertions in WSE 3 – Part 5

In part 4 I described the implementation of the blind signature assertion in this, in this part I’ll go through the system from starting the services up and trace through one vote.   Service Setup If the ballot issuer and polling place need to handle multiple elections simultaneously, they need a mapping between elections and…

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Custom Policy Assertions in WSE 3 – Part 4

In part 3, I showed how to use WSE’s builtin assertions and a new custom assertion to build an election system that meets the 4 requirements laid out in part 1.  In this part I’ll show how to implement the blind signature assertion.   A good place to start is How to: Create a Custom Policy…

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Custom Policy Assertions in WSE 3 – Part 3

In part 2, I described the major components and started showing how they fit together.  In this part I’ll show how to use policy files to describe the behaviors necessary to tie everything together into a working system.  The system has 3 services, so there are 3 policies but the client only communicates directly with…

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Custom Policy Assertions in WSE 3 – Part 2

In part 1, I described the requirements of an election system using WSE 3 and a high level overview of a design that meets those requirements.  In this part, I’ll describe the major components of the system.  These are: the blind signature issuer the blind signature client the ballot issuer the polling place the voter…

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Custom Policy Assertions in WSE 3 – Part 1

One of the major new features in WSE 3.0 is the revamped policy system.  This is in the form of predefined “turnkey security profiles” and an extensibility model to create your own policy assertions.  In order to demonstrate these features I’ve developed a simple election system with these characteristics: only authorized voters can vote authorized…

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WSE 3 Security Article

Keith Brown has an interesting article describing the new WSE 3 security model, and little bit of info on how to get started writing your own custom policy assertions.

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WSE 3 released

WSE 3 is ready for download here.

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New WSE 3 articles

Here’s some of the latest about WSE 3 in the news:   Microsoft hails security focus in Web services package   MSDN TV on WSE 3.0  

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