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JBoss Portal Server Development by Ramanujam Rao

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User security and access control

Until now, we have been talking about securing assets. However, as we have seen in the constraint declaration, every asset is restricted to a certain role, and every role ties back to a user or an entity. In this segment, we will discuss the ways in which authentication and authorization is facilitated in JBoss portal. We will also discuss other aspects related to authentication and user management, such as single sign-on and identity management. Identity management, in our case, is the process of facilitating the management of users and attributes such as passwords, roles, and so on.

Authentication

Authentication in JBoss portal builds on the JEE security provided by the JBoss server. The JEE specification defines ...

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