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Learning Modular Java Programming by Tejaswini Mandar Jog

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Spring security framework

Spring provides a handy, well-defined, declarative solution to provide security by handling authentication and authorization at both request level and method invocation level. Spring provides two ways to handle security:

  • Servlet filters: To handle Web request and URL access restrictions
  • Spring AOP: To handle secure method invocations

Spring provides eight modules to handle Spring Security, as follows:

Module

Description

ACL

This provides support for domain object security via access control lists. The org.springframework.security.acls package enables developers to use it.

CAS Client

This provides integration with JA-SIG's Central Authentication Service. The org.springframework.security.cas package enables developers ...

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