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JAAS Security in Action

This 10-Minute Solution provides a brief introduction to the Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) architecture, API, and programming model. It covers both authentication and authorization with JAAS, providing full working code examples that demonstrate JAAS security in action.


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More than ever before, corporations are clamoring to evaluate their security architectures and identify any gaps. The Java platform, and specifically the J2EE platform, provides some of the most robust application-level security available today. The Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS), which was introduced as an optional security package for the Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, version 1.3, has been formally included as a part of the standard Java packages as of version 1.4.

This 10-Minute Solution provides a brief introduction to the JAAS (pronounced "Jazz") architecture, API, and programming model. It covers both authentication and authorization with JAAS, providing full working code examples that demonstrate JAAS security in action.



How do I implement security, one of the most important aspects of today's software applications, into my Java environment when most security implementations are inflexible, proprietary systems?



The Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) is a flexible, standardized API that supports runtime pluggability of security modules.



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