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J2EE™ Security for Servlets, EJBs and Web Services: Applying Theory and Standards to Practice by Pankaj Kumar

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J2SE Platform

The Security APIs that we just discussed are part of J2SE Platform. Besides these, a number of other APIs, tools and deployment environments form the complete J2SE Platform, as shown in Figure 2-1.

Figure 2-1. J2SE Platform, v1.4 APIs.

As you can see, J2SE APIs fall into three main categories: (a) Core APIs for common functionality; (b) Integration APIs to access back-end services; and (c) APIs required to create a rich user interface. This set of APIs allows the development of human-facing programs with J2SE platform.

We refer to some of these components in our later discussion. Let us briefly talk about these components. The idea ...

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