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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.9

Web Services Policy (WS-Policy)
Web Services Policy (WS-Policy) Standard or Specification

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: WS-Policy provides a general purpose Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based model and corresponding syntax to describe and communicate the policies of entities in a web service-based system. This standard represents a set of specifications that describe the capabilities and constraints of the security policies on intermediaries and end points (for example, required security tokens, supported encryption algorithms, and privacy rules) and how to associate policies with services and end points. This standard can express requirements, capabilities and assertions.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.7
Decision Date: 07/29/2019
Aliases: Web Services Policy Framework
Introduced By: TRM Request
Standards Body: W3C
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/29/2019).