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GateIn Cookbook by Piergiorgio Lucidi, Luca Stancapiano, Ken Finnigan

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Chapter 5. Securing Portal Contents

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Securing portals
  • Securing with JBoss AS
  • Securing with Tomcat
  • Choosing the JAAS modules
  • Creating a login page
  • Synchronizing users
  • Securing pages
  • Securing categories
  • Securing applications
  • Securing portlets

Introduction

This chapter discusses the configurations aimed at providing security features to portals and all the related components. We will see that we can work using either the web console or the XML configuration files. As you would expect, the latter is more flexible in most instances.

Many of the configuration snippets shown in the chapter are based on Enterprise Deployment Descriptors (DD). Keep in mind that XML always remains the best option for configuring a product. We will configure ...

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