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Grails in Action, Second Edition by Glen Smith and Peter Ledbrook

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Chapter 11. Protecting your application

This chapter covers

  • What security means
  • How to protect against common attacks
  • How to implement access control
  • Advanced security techniques

Hubbub looks good now, so perhaps it’s ready to go public. The problem with going public, however, is that it’s a big bad world out there with plenty of agents who might want to hack user accounts, steal passwords, or perform a denial of service on your site. It’s a sad fact of life, but you need to make sure that Hubbub can survive in the wild, which means hardening it against attacks.

Security is a huge field that includes business processes, identification, network hardening, systems setup, and more. We mention this because it’s worth bearing in mind that ...

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