Chapter 9. Securing Spring


This chapter covers
  • Introducing Spring Security
  • Securing web applications using servlet filters
  • Authentication against databases and LDAP
  • Transparently securing method invocations


Have you ever noticed that most people in television sitcoms don’t lock their doors? It happens all the time. On Seinfeld, Kramer frequently let himself into Jerry’s apartment to help himself to the goodies in Jerry’s refrigerator. On Friends, the various characters often entered one another’s apartments without warning or hesitation. Once, while in London, Ross even burst into Chandler’s hotel room, narrowly missing Chandler in a compromising situation with Ross’s sister.

In the days of Leave it to Beaver, it wasn’t so unusual for ...

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