J2EE developers have an extraordinary array of powerful options for securing their Web services, Web applications, EJB components and RMI objects. Now, expert Java architect Pankaj Kumar helps developers make sense of Java's increasingly rich security APIs, tools, patterns, and best practices-showing how to use each of them in the right place, at the right time, and in the right way.
Kumar covers every significant J2SE and J2EE security mechanism, presenting practical implementation techniques for the entire J2EE project lifecycle: analysis, design, development, deployment and operations. The book's example-rich coverage includes:
Implementing cryptography with the JCA (Java Cryptography Architecture) and JCE (Java Cryptography Extension) security APIs
Building PKI systems with Java: implementing X.509 certificates, Certification Authorities, Certificate Revocation Lists, and repositories
Java security managers, policy files, and JAAS: implementing access control based on code origin, code signer and user credentials
Securing the wire: Using SSL and the JSSE API to secure data exchange over unprotected networks
Ensuring XML message integrity, authentication, and confidentiality with the standards: XML Signature & XML Encryption using the VeriSign TSIK, and Infomosaic SecureXML libraries
Addressing security issues in RMI-based distributed applications
Developing and deploying servlets and EJBs for authenticated and secure access
Securing Web services with transport- and message-based security: SSL for transport-based and WS Security for message-based security
Covering security aspects of best-of-breed products: Apache Tomcat, Apache Axis, and BEA WebLogic Server.