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IBM WebSphere V5.0 Security: WebSphere Handbook Series by Stephen Pipes, Rao Maheshwar, David Leigh, Floyd Langley, Piotr Kisielewicz, Paul Creswick, Derek Carpenter, Peter Kovari

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8.5. Java 2 security

The earlier Java implementations, prior to Java V1.2, only had the sandbox model, which provided a very restricted environment. With Java V1.2, a new security model has been introduced.

For more information refer to the official Java Sun site at http://java.sun.com/security/index.html, or the Java 2 Platform Security Architecture V1.0 paper from Sun.

Figure 8-5 depicts the new security model for Java V1.2.

Figure 8-5. Java 2 Platform Security Model

The new model is supposed to provide the following security features for the Java Virtual Machine:

  • Fine-grained access control. It was available in the earlier version using ...

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