- Develop secure Java EE applications including Web, EJB, and Application client modules.
- Reuse the security assets you have by learning GlassFish security realms in great details along with the sample for each realm.
- Secure GlassFish installation including operating system security and JVM policy configuration.
- Secure Java EE applications using OpenSSO and set up Single Sign-On (SSO) between multiple applications.
- Secure web services using Java EE built-in features, OpenSSO and WS-Security.
- Secure network listeners and passwords using GlassFish provided facilities.
- Learn using OpenSSO services, SDKs, and agents to secure Java EE enterprise applications including Web Services.
- Learn using OpenDS both as administrator and as an LDAP solution developer.
- All command lines and more than 90% of the book content applies for both GlassFish 3.x and 2.x.
Security was, is, and will be one of the most important aspects of Enterprise Applications and one of the most challenging areas for architects, developers, and administrators. It is mandatory for Java EE application developers to secure their enterprise applications using Glassfish security features.
Learn to secure Java EE artifacts (like Servlets and EJB methods), configure and use GlassFish JAAS modules, and establish environment and network security using this practical guide filled with examples. One of the things you will love about this book is that it covers the advantages of protecting application servers and web service providers using OpenSSO.
The book starts by introducing Java EE security in Web, EJB, and Application Client modules. Then it introduces the Security Realms provided in GlassFish, which developers and administrators can use to complete the authentication and authorization setup. In the next step, we develop a completely secure Java EE application with Web, EJB, and Application Client modules.
The next part includes a detailed and practical guide to setting up, configuring, and extending GlassFish security. This part covers everything an administrator needs to know about GlassFish security, starting from installation and operating environment security, listeners and password security, through policy enforcement, to auditing and developing new auditing modules.
Before starting the third major part of the book, we have a chapter on OpenDS discussing how to install, and administrate OpenDS. The chapter covers importing and exporting data, setting up replications, backup and recovery and finally developing LDAP based solutions using OpenDS and Java.
Finally the third part starts by introducing OpenSSO and continues with guiding you through OpenSSO features, installation, configuration and how you can use it to secure Java EE applications in general and web services in particular. Identity Federation and SSO are discussed in the last chapter of the book along with a working sample.