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Java EE 7 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Josh Juneau

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CHAPTER 14

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Authentication and Security

One of the most important components to an enterprise-level application is security. It is a fact that enterprise applications must be rock solid and secure so that data and application functionality cannot fall into the wrong hands. Utilizing a combination of application server security and application-level security can help secure applications from thugs who are targeting enterprise data.

Three different types of security can be applied to enterprise-level applications: declarative, programmatic, and transport security. Declarative security occurs within an application’s deployment descriptor or via annotations ...

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