Is it possible to encrypt the communication between CORBA objects? Does something exist in the CORBA specification for this?

Bill Lloyd

Yes, it is possible. CORBA specifies a security service, which provides for authentication, encryption, authorization, delegation of credentials, and logging. However, the CORBA Security Service tends to be a bit heavyweight. Many vendors implement some kind of SSL layer which is lighter-weight and supports at least authentication and encryption. In particular, IONA, Borland, and Orbacus offer products in this area. Check their web sites for details.