OGC seeks public comment on Web Services Security Candidate Standard

Security Standard allows the hosting of OGC Web Services (OWS) over HTTPS as well as the implementation of Information Assurance

1 March 2018: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the OGC Web Services Security Candidate Standard.

For years various implementations of OGC Web Services have integrated some degree of security through Information Assurance (IA) controls . However, these implementations break interoperability, as they each extend the functionality of OGC Web Service (OWS) standards differently. As such, interoperability between secured OGC Web Services and clients is limited to systems custom-built to work with an IA implementation.

The objective of the OGC Web Services Security Standard is to allow the hosting of OWS on HTTPS, the implementation of IA controls and to advertise its existence in an interoperable way with no impact to existing implementations using a backwards-compatible approach. No changes to existing OGC Web Services standards are required. The approach used in this candidate standard is based on existing functionality in the OGC Web Services Capabilities document in a consistent manner.

Uptake of the standardized approach as a build-in to new OGC Web Services standards will ensure security interoperability.

This standard has come as a result of research undertaken during OGC Testbeds  1112, and  13, part of OGC’s  Innovation Program.

The candidate OGC Web Services Security Standard is available for review and comment at  portal.opengeospatial.org/files/77693. Comments are due by 2 April 2018 and should be submitted via  www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/164.

About OGC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that ‘geo-enable’ the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful within any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at  www.opengeospatial.org.

Email Contact

Review Article Be the first to review this article
Featured Video
Engineer IV for State of Nebraska at Lincoln, California
Mechanical Engineer for Deeter Foundry at Lincoln, Nebraska
Director, Industrial Machinery Solutions- SISW PLM for Siemens AG at Livonia, Michigan
Service Software Expert-CATIA & CAA for Dassault Systemes at Shanghai, China
Product Design Engineer - Softgoods for Apple Inc at Cupertino, California
Senior Highway Engineer for RS&H at Jacksonville, Florida
Upcoming Events
The Design. Engineer. Build. Conference at Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim CA - Aug 10 - 12, 2021
RAPID + TCT at McCormick Place Chicago IL - Sep 13 - 15, 2021
WESTEC Online at Online CA - Sep 21 - 23, 2021

© 2021 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
670 Aberdeen Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise