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Beginning Groovy and Grails: From Novice to Professional by James Shingler, Joseph Faisal Nusairat, Christopher M. Judd

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CHAPTER 7Security in Grails

Now that you have a good foundation in Grails, it's time to move on in our programming adventure. We have already gone over how to create a basic application and completed the domain model. So what's next? We now need to address security.

Security concerns can range from actually securing a server to securing the application itself. Since this is a book about the Grails application framework, we are going to discuss only the latter. So when you read about "securing the application" or "security," we will be referring to application-level security.

So far, we have not addressed security at all. In Chapter 5, we used an extremely unsafe generic login, which allows you to choose the user you want to log in as. This was ...

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