An adaptive architecture for secure message oriented middleware

Ruey Shyang Wu*, Shyan-Ming Yuan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Message-oriented Middleware (MOM), which has flexible methods and efficient way to exchange messages among different organizations, is widely used for heterogeneous application integration in enterprise. A secure message oriented middleware means a protected environment to exchange messages. In other words, messages should be confidentiality, integrity, as well as non-repudiation and only those authorized applications can have them. Although MOM has been widely adopted in enterprise environments, security issues were not noticed in the past. Most MOM products only provide the encrypted functions and leave application developers security operations. Developers have to use those functions to archive authentication, authorization and message encryption by themselves. It increases development effort. This paper proposes an adaptive architecture to create secure message oriented middleware. The security functions can be applied into MOM dynamically to fulfill different security requirement. Those security functions are packed as module and be adapted into MOM. Moreover, developers can only write simple configurations to manipulate those functions instead of modifying programs. It will become easy to develop secure MOM applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1239-1246
Number of pages8
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2006


  • EAI
  • JAAS
  • JMS
  • Message oriented middleware
  • Pluggable framework
  • Security

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