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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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Summary

EJB defines the component architecture for Java-based distributed applications. This architecture is based on the premise that the components, or beans, should concern themselves with business logic and leave system-level issues of scalability, security, high availability, transactions, and so on. to be addressed by a bean container. Another noteworthy aspect of this architecture is the separation of responsibilities among different roles involved in developing beans, assembling applications, deploying and administering them.

Confidentiality and integrity of messages exchanged between an EJB and its client are ensured through SSL. A J2EE1.3-compliant product must support EJB invocation over SSL. The choice to use SSL is typically made ...

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