A fast-paced guide for securing your Spring applications effectively with the Spring Security framework
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
If you are a developer who is familiar with Spring and you are looking to explore its security features, then this book is for you. All beginners and experienced users will benefit from this book since it is explores both the theory and practical usage in detail.
What You Will Learn
Spring Security is a framework that focuses on providing both authentication and authorization to Java applications. Like all Spring projects, the real power of Spring Security is how easily it can be extended to meet custom requirements. The popularity of the Spring framework is increasing and the security package of Spring addresses vast mechanisms of Security in a rich way. Due to an increasing number of applications for various business needs, the integration of multiple applications is becoming inevitable. The standard security procedures available across multiple implementations in Spring will protect vulnerable applications that are open to larger public and private audiences.
Spring Security Essentials focuses on the need to master the security layer, which is an area not often explored by a Spring developer.
At the beginning, we’ll introduce various industry standard security mechanisms and the practical ways to integrate with them. We will also teach you about some up-to-date use cases such as building a security layer for RESTful web services and applications.
The IDEs used and security servers involved are briefly explained, including the steps to install them. Many sample projects are also provided to help you practice your newly developed skills. Step-by-step instructions will help you master the security layer integration with the Server, then implement the experience gained from this book in your own real-time application.
Style and approach
This practical guide is packed with detailed explanations of the underlying concepts, as well as screenshots and working examples that guarantee hands-on learning.
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