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

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.