Java Security Fundamentals

To really understand the security mechanisms available to you in EJB, it would help to understand what security infrastructure is available from the core Java language and where it helps with EJB applications and where it falls short. This section introduces the security aspects of the Java language, but does so from a high enough level as not to complicate our discussion of EJB application security. Although the two have some ties, it’s not absolutely necessary to understand the entire Java security model to program enterprise beans.

The security architecture in Java has evolved three significant times since it was first created. The changes were primarily made to ease some of the restrictions that were placed on ...

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