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RESTful Java Web Services by Jose Sandoval

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Chapter 10. Security and Performance

In this chapter, we take the point of view of the architect and not of the creator of the infrastructures supporting our applications. Nevertheless, at the end of the chapter, you'll have a thorough understanding of how to secure your web services using HTTP basic authentication, and a thorough understanding of when and how to use the OAuth authentication protocol. Furthermore, you'll gain a working knowledge of scalability and availability and how these two combine to create high performing web services.

Security

Security on the Internet takes many forms. In the context of RESTful web services and this book, we're only interested in two forms of security: first, securing access to web services; second, accessing ...

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