Security Extension for Mobile Devices in WS4D-gSOAP

December 13th, 2010

The WS4D group developed an alternative security profile for DPWS, the WS4D Security Profile. Its purpose is to enable mobile devices – such as smart phones or netbooks – to securely communicate over DPWS. An implementation in alpha state as well as documentation on how to secure your applications is available in the WS4D-gSOAP trunk. The highlights are

  • direct authentication between devices (no authentication server, no certificate authorities)
  • highly flexible authorization subsystem
  • in nearest future: fine-grained configuration of security constraints

Of course, we provide an additional version of the well-known air conditioner example – this time using the security profile’s implementation. Check it out!

WS4Dsec – Reliably Secure Web Services for Devices

September 22nd, 2010

There is a new research project investigating into security issues of the WS4D technology. Therefore the project will realize a toolkit called WS4Dsec that enables a combined development and verification process for WS4D-enabled devices ensembles.

For more information please visit http://www.ws4dsec.org.

Updated Version of JavaME Stack available

August 27th, 2008

Version 0.9.5 of the WS4D JavaME stack is now available on SourceForge. As usual, the release includes ready-to-use JAR files (of various flavours), documentation and source code. Major improvements in this release:

  • DPWS Security
  • Multi-Device
  • Action Parameter overloading
  • WSDL Repository
  • Properties Handling (via XML configuration file)
  • Discovery Proxy
  • Critical bug-fixes

We suggest all developers to try out this release. Feedback is always highly appreciated (Please use the discussion forums or trackers hosted on our SourceForge project pages). Have fun.