CHAPTER 7

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Security in Grails

Now that you have a good foundation in Grails, it’s time to move on in our programming adventure. After creating a basic application and completing the domain model, what’s next? The answer: addressing 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 will discuss only the latter. So when you read about “securing the application” or “security,” we are 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 ...

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