CHAPTER 3

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Spring Security Architecture and Design

In the previous chapter, I developed an initial application secured with Spring Security. I gave an overview of the way this application worked and looked in detail at some of the Spring Security components that are put into action in common Spring Security–secured application. In this chapter, I am going to extend those explanations and delve deeply into the framework.

I’ll look at the main components of the framework, explain the work of the servlet filters for securing web applications, look at how Spring AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming) helps you add security in an unobtrusive way, and in ...

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