Chapter 3. Java Application Security Access Control

Java security provides a collection of APIs and tools for infusing security into your Java applications. Infrastructure for providing fine-grained and configurable access control is built into the core Java security architecture via use of Java 2 permissions, policy files, and access controller functionality. This chapter describes the core Java 2 security architecture in more detail and explains how to use such an infrastructure in your Java applications.

In this chapter, you will learn about

  • The permission APIs available to the Java security programmer.

  • The security policy APIs available to the Java security programmer.

  • The security domains and the access-control mechanisms available in the Java ...

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