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13. Securing Web Applications

K. Siva Prasad Reddy

(1)Hyderabad, India

Security is an important aspect of software application design. It ensures that only those who have authority to access the secured resources can do so. When it comes to securing an application, two primary things you’ll need to take care of are authentication and authorization. Authentication refers to the process of verifying the user, which is typically done by asking for credentials. Authorization refers to the process of verifying whether or not the user is allowed to do a certain activity.

Spring Security is a powerful and flexible security framework ...

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