Spring Security Essentials
By Nanda Nachimuthu
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: January 2016
Pages: 164

A fast-paced guide for securing your Spring applications effectively with the Spring Security framework

About This Book

  • Explore various security concepts using real-time examples of the Spring Security framework
  • Learn about the functionalities that implement industry standard authentication and authorization mechanisms to secure enterprise-level applications
  • Design and develop advanced Spring Security layers by following a step-by-step approach

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

  • See industry standard security implementations in action
  • Understand the principles of security servers, concepts, installation, and integration
  • Use Spring Extensions for various security mechanisms
  • Get to grips with the internals of the tools and servers involved in the security layer
  • Work through practical projects and working programs
  • Compare different security servers and techniques
  • Use the sample projects in practical, real-time applications
  • Get further readings and guidance on advanced security mechanisms

In Detail

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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