By now you’ve probably seen that NetBeans 5.5 beta has been released.
You know you can download the Enterprise Pack (now open sourced) to get two-way markless UML and SOA (XML Schema, BPEL, WSDL, …) support.
Do you know it also has security/identity:
\* Interoperable secure web services development via the use of WSI-BSP (Basic Security Profile) token profiles
\* Federated web services development conforming to Liberty specifications
\* All the required runtime infrastructure, which includes Sun Java System Access Manager and providers based on JSR 196 (Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers) specifications, and Sun Java System Application Server, is installed and fully configured as part of the NetBeans Enterprise Pack installation.
Token profiles for web services are declarative via a configuration panel. See this snapshot.
Interested? Read this “Securing Web Services” article.