XML Secure Documents for a Secure e-Commerce Architecture Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2010


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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0975-153X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0975-1432


  • Security is one of the main issues that must be taken into consideration before implementing e-Commerce architecture. The architecture can be developed by using some security factors namely confidentiality, integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation for XML web services. This paper has examined these factors for implementing the secured system by using suitable security services like XML Encryption, XML Decryption, XML Signatures, and XML Validations. Various algorithms, implementations, and coding have been developed for security services and web services for creating the secured system. The most important part of the system is the gateway or web service which is implemented with suitable technologies for passing only the XML file throughout the whole system. This study shows how only XML files pass from client side to the server side through a central gateway with the help of web service applications. The result indicates that the XML file is delivered securely to its destination in the secured e-Commerce architecture which is mandatory for organizations like banking, insurance etc.


  • security; e-commerce; xml encryption; xml decryption; xml signatures; xml validation; web service security; cryptography