The software development kit can help developers secure the authenticity and integrity of a Web services message without having to posses extensive knowledge of cryptographic science and security practices, formatting standards and specialised Web services security protocols.
The product is aimed at developers writing Web service applications for Microsoft's Windows, including 2000 and XP, and Unix environments such as HP-UX and Red Hat's Linux.
The software development kit includes all the cryptographic and certificate functions required for building XML digital signature-compliant applications at the point of creation, RSA Security said.
The tool kit features detached, enveloping, and enveloped XML digital signatures and verifying XML digital signatures to ensure the authenticity and integrity of signed data.
RSA BSAFE SecurXML-C software can also play a role in developing secure applications for federated identity management, such as the Liberty Alliance Project, by signing Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML) assertions, therefore providing single sign-on capabilities, the company said.
SAML, which is scheduled for acceptance by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) consortium by the end of November, is designed to deliver interoperability between compliant Web access management and security products.