ISSN : 1796-203X
Volume : 4    Issue : 8    Date : August 2009

Web Service-Security Specification based on Usability Criteria and Pattern Approach
Ricardo Mendoza González, Miguel Vargas Martin, Jaime Muñoz Arteaga, Francisco J. Álvarez
Rodríguez, and Carlos A. Ochoa Ortíz Zezzatti
Page(s): 705-712
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A specification is provided in this paper to assist in the design of usable and secure web-services.
In particular, this specification helps design an adequate security information feedback based on
User Interface Patterns, the resulting visual feedback is then evaluated against a set of
design/evaluation criteria called Human-Computer Interaction for Security (HCI-S). In addition we
propose in a theoretical manner including the knowledge offered by the proposed specification
based on patterns in a new level for the architectural structure of WS-Security specification, which is
currently one of the most popular specifications to establish secure web services.

Index Terms
user feedback, HCI-S, WS-Security, usability, secure web services, design patterns.