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Special Edition Using Enterprise JavaBeans™ 2.0 by Brian Keeton, Chuck Cavaness

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Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS)

Within the J2EE 1.3 and EJB 2.0 Specifications, a new security-related technology for EJB applications called Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) is introduced. JAAS is a Java implementation of the standard Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) framework. The goal of the PAM framework is to design an authentication mechanism that is independent of the application layer. In other words, an administrator should be able to plug in various authentication mechanisms on a per-application basis without affecting the application logic itself. You can find more information on the PAM framework at

http://java.sun.com/security/jaas/doc/pam.html

JAAS is a standard extension to the Java ...

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