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24. Web Services > 24.4. Web Services Security

Web Services Security

Although several competing standards for handling security within the web services framework are under development, as of this writing there is no accepted standard. That said, there are existing technologies you can use to secure access to your web services. ColdFusion supports web service security in two ways, at the web server level and using ColdFusion’s built-in security framework.

Securing Access Using HTTP Basic Authentication

At the web-server level, you can protect a web service using HTTP Basic Authentication. This is done by restricting access to the directory containing the CFC you want to expose as a web service. For more information on using HTTP Basic Authentication, see


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