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The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts, Fourth Edition by Chinmayee Srivathsa, Kim Haase, Devika Gollapudi, Ian Evans, Eric Jendrock

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Chapter 24. Getting Started Securing Web Applications

A web application is accessed using a web browser over a network, such as the Internet or a company’s intranet. As discussed in “Distributed Multitiered Applications” on page 6, the Java EE platform uses a distributed multitiered application model, and web applications run in the web tier.

Web applications contain resources that can be accessed by many users. These resources often traverse unprotected, open networks, such as the Internet. In such an environment, a substantial number of web applications will require some type of security. The ways to implement security for Java EE web applications are discussed in a general way in “Securing Containers” on page 439. This chapter provides more ...

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