DMTF

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

DMTF Publishes WS-Man (Web Services for Management) 1.2

The DMTF recently published the Web Services for Management (WS-Man) standard version 1.2. This release of the WS-Man standard clarifies support for the latest encryption protocols required by organizations and governmental agencies such as the National Institute of Standards and Technologies.

WS-Man provides interoperability between management applications and managed resources, and identifies a core set of web service specifications and usage requirements that expose a common set of operations central to all systems management.

A SOAP-based protocol for managing computer systems (e.g., personal computers, workstations, servers, smart devices), WS-Man supports web services and helps constellations of computer systems and network-based services collaborate seamlessly.  Version 1.2 of WS-Man decouples the protocol and the transport to ensure that interoperability is not dependent on specific versions of encryption algorithms, such as Transport Layer Security (TLS).

To learn more about the WS-Man standard click here