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Configuring a Web Service's Policy

The Web Services Enhancements for Microsoft .NET (WSE) provides a mechanism to declaratively state requirements that a SOAP message must meet to be processed. For example, a Web service might require that a SOAP message be signed with an X.509 certificate.

In This Section

Policy Overview

Overview of the Policy support in WSE.
How to: Create a Policy File

Provides an overview of the steps you must do to create a policy file.
How to: Declare a Policy

Explains how to define policy assertions. A policy assertion is a set of requirements that a SOAP message must meet.
How to: Map a Policy to a Web Service

Explains how to apply a policy assertion to a particular endpoint.
How to: Configure the Policy File

Explains how to specify the policy file that WSE is to use for an application.
Walkthrough: Creating a Policy Assertion

Explains how to implement a class to handle a policy assertion that is not supported by the policy assertion handlers provided by WSE.
Getting a Web Service's Policy

Explains how a SOAP message sender can retrieve the policy for a recipient.
Policy Limitations

Describes the known limitations of the Policy implementation within the Web Servcies Enhancements for Microsoft .NET (WSE).