Authentication and Security
One of the most important components to an enterprise-level application is security. It is a fact that enterprise applications must be rock solid and secure so that data and application functionality cannot fall into the wrong hands. Utilizing a combination of application server security and application-level security can help secure applications from thugs who are targeting enterprise data.
Three different types of security can be applied to enterprise-level applications: declarative, programmatic, and transport security. Declarative security occurs within an application’s deployment descriptor or via annotations ...