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!
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.
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
- 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.