CHAPTER 7

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Business Object Security with ACLs

This chapter will introduce access control lists (ACLs) in the context of Spring Security.

Access control lists can be thought of as an extension to the business-level security rules that we reviewed in Chapter 6. In this case, however, we’ll be looking at more fine-grained rules to secure individual domain objects, instead of the relatively coarse-grained rules used to secure method calls on services.

What this means is that ACLs are in charge of securing instances of domain classes (such as a Forum class, a Cart class, and so on), while the standard method-level rules secure entry points determined ...

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