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JBoss AS 5 Development by Francesco Marchioni

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Chapter 13. JBoss AS Security

The prince who relies upon their words, without having otherwise provided for his security, is ruined— Niccoló Machiavelli (The Prince).

Today, networks provide a potential avenue of attack to any computer hooked to them and thus, security is a fundamental part of any Enterprise application. The Java platform was designed from the ground up with a strong emphasis on security. Its security APIs span a wide range of areas—interfaces for performing authentication and access control that protect applications against unauthorized access to protected resources, and cryptographic infrastructures that supply the underlying basis for developing secure applications.

A necessary preamble of this chapter will be an introduction ...

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