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Spring Security 3 by Peter Mularien

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Foreword

Spring Security was started by Ben Alex in 2003, when it was called "The Acegi Security System for Spring" or more commonly just "Acegi Security". Over the years, it developed under Ben's leadership into a sophisticated authentication and access-control system and became widely adopted as the standard solution for securing Spring Framework based applications. In the early days, there was always a small band of contributors scattered about the globe, some of whom came and went, some of whom are still active committers. I first became involved in 2004. Project discussions took place at strange hours of the day, due to the time differences and it was at least a couple of years before I met Ben in person, when he was on a trip to Europe from ...

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