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Spring Security 3 by Peter Mularien

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Summary

In this chapter, we reviewed OpenID, a relatively recent technology for user authentication and credentials management. OpenID has very wide reach on the web, and has made great strides in usability and acceptance within the past year or two. Most public-facing sites on the modern web should plan on some form of OpenID support, and JBCP Pets is no exception!

In this chapter, we:

  • Learned about the OpenID authentication mechanism, and explored its high level architecture and key terminology.
  • Implemented OpenID Login and automatic user registration with the JBCP Pets site.
  • Explored the future of OpenID profile management through the use of Attribute Exchange (AX).
  • Examined the security of OpenID login responses.

We covered the most common method ...

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