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Spring Security 3 by Peter Mularien

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Methods of Fine-Grained authorization

Fine-grained authorization refers to the availability of application features based on the context of a particular user's request. Unlike coarse-grained authorization we explored in Chapters 2, Getting Started with Spring Security, Chapter 3, Enhancing the User Experience and Chapter 4, Securing Credential Storage, fine-grained authentication typically refers to selective availability of portions of a page, rather than restricting access to a page entirely. Most real-world applications will spend a considerable amount of time in the details of fine-grained authorization planning.

Spring Security provides us with two methods of selective display of functionality:

  • Spring Security JSP Tag Libraries allow conditional ...

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