Secure Messaging with JMS
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jan-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-24
JMS based messages sent over asynchronous queue based systems are often sent in clear text due to the limitiations of the environment and the necessity to encrypt at the transport level. Encryption at the transport level tends to be problematic to business technical infrastures since it is an "all or nothing" environment. Companies are often hesitant to open up another TCP/IP port in their corporate firewalls so that tranport layer encryptions such as SSL V3 might be utilized. This article describes a method to implement encryption technology at the message level on a message by message basis by means of an extension to the JMS standard that facilitates secure message passing at the application level.