Chapter 8. Securing JMX

Security is a central requirement for modern networked systems. This requirement applies to the components of systems that provide essential business function and to the infrastructure and applications that monitor and manage those components. Unfortunately, security is often one of the last things considered during design and one of the first things compromised in implementation. Version 1.0 of the JMX specification followed in this unfortunate tradition by not addressing obvious security concerns; in fairness to the developers of that specification, they expected JMX to be used in an environment where a management system—for example, Tivoli's TME, or BMC's PATROL—controlled, and secured, access to the MBeanServer. Version ...

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