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Spring Security 3 by Peter Mularien

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Securing your site with SSL

It is highly likely that you have both heard of and used SSL encryption in your daily online life. The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, and its successor, Transport Layer Security (TLS), are used to provide transport level security for HTTP transactions over the web—these are known as HTTP Secure (HTTPS) transactions.

In summary, SSL and TLS are used to secure the raw HTTP data being transmitted between the browser client and the web server in a way that is transparent to the user. As a developer, however, it's of critical importance to plan for the use of SSL in the design of a secure website. Spring Security provides a number of configuration options that allow for flexible incorporation of SSL in your web application. ...

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