As part of an extensive review of the ITK Architecture Specifications - during Q3/Q4 2012, a team comprising representatives from the Centre and the suppliers agreed a number of changes to the way ITK messages are authenticated. The changes reflected implementation difficulties presented by the nature of the WS-Security header signing specification given current development platforms, and addressed the inclusion in ITK, of multi-hop and non-SOAP transports. Technical details on the reasons for these changes are given in ITK Security Briefing Paper – Strawman Proposals.
The concessions discussed here will form part of the intended refresh and update to the ITK Architecture Specifications planned for completion by 3Q2013.
If you have any questions or queries on these changes to the documentation please direct them to Toolkit Enquiries
* This pack must be used in conjunction with the ITK Web Services Transport Specification which can be located within the related documents section of the NHS Interoperability Toolkit Core Pack
NHS Interoperability Toolkit Security Requirements Accreditation and Concessions Release
Released on Wednesday, 9 January 2013