On Encrypting and Signing Binary XML Messages in the Wireless Environment

Jaakko Kangasharju, Tancred Lindholm, Sasu Tarkoma
2006 2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'06)  
In the wireless world there has recently been much interest in alternate serialization formats for XML data, mostly driven by the weak capabilities of both devices and networks. However, an alternate serialization format is not easily made compatible with XML security features such as encryption and signing. We consider here ways to integrate an alternate format with security, and present a solution that we see as a viable alternative. In addition to this, we present extensive performance
more » ... e performance measurements, including ones on a mobile phone, on the effect of an alternate format when using XML-based security. These measurements indicate that, in the wireless world, reducing message sizes is the most pressing concern, and that processing efficiency gains of an alternate format are a much lesser concern.
doi:10.1109/icws.2006.95 dblp:conf/icws/KangasharjuLT06 fatcat:et6vpdyn4rcitbr6hzkwqv624q