SSL Authentication in Restful Web Services

REST (Representational State Transfer) is used in data migration and integration. The REST framework is used for network-based applications and relies upon a client-based stateless server. An SSL authentication assures that interactions between client and server are secure by encrypting the link that connects them, making it much harder for unauthorized entities to gain access to sensitive information. With RESTful web services, SSL authentication is slightly different than other SSL authentications.

An SSL certificate, which assures authentication, is a standard technology ensuring web interactions are secure. The process of securing a website starts when a user accesses a site. Normally, authentication starts as soon as a user types an address into a browser for connection. Unlike other types of authentication, RESTful web services authentication does not happen over HTTP. Instead, it is a part of the component that allows end users to access HTTP sites. The timing and location of the SSL authentication are different for REST services. The rest of the authentication process is the same as other services.

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