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J2EE™ Applications and BEA™ WebLogic Server™ by Sandra L. Emerson, Rob Woollen, Michael Girdley

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EJB Security

Security is an integral component of almost every enterprise application. A secure application must examine security policies and protect resources at every level. Chapter 12 comprehensively details how to build a secure WebLogic application. This section describes the standard security features in the EJB container. A secure EJB application makes use of the EJB container security services and integrates with an application security model.

The standard EJB security model is based on declarations in the EJB deployment descriptor as well as a simple programmatic security interface. EJB security relies on the concept of the security role. A security role is a logical group that represents an application role. For instance, a payroll ...

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