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Part I Introduction

1.  Overview

2.  Using the Tutorial Examples

Part II The Web Tier

3.  Getting Started with Web Applications

4.  Java Servlet Technology

5.  JavaServer Pages Technology

6.  JavaServer Pages Documents

7.  JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library

8.  Custom Tags in JSP Pages

9.  Scripting in JSP Pages

10.  JavaServer Faces Technology

11.  Using JavaServer Faces Technology in JSP Pages

12.  Developing with JavaServer Faces Technology

13.  Creating Custom UI Components

14.  Configuring JavaServer Faces Applications

15.  Internationalizing and Localizing Web Applications

Part III Web Services

16.  Building Web Services with JAX-WS

17.  Binding between XML Schema and Java Classes

18.  Streaming API for XML

19.  SOAP with Attachments API for Java

Part IV Enterprise Beans

20.  Enterprise Beans

21.  Getting Started with Enterprise Beans

22.  Session Bean Examples

23.  A Message-Driven Bean Example

Part V Persistence

24.  Introduction to the Java Persistence API

25.  Persistence in the Web Tier

26.  Persistence in the EJB Tier

27.  The Java Persistence Query Language

Part VI Services

28.  Introduction to Security in the Java EE Platform

Overview of Java EE Security

A Simple Security Example

Step 1: Initial Request

Step 2: Initial Authentication

Step 3: URL Authorization

Step 4: Fulfilling the Original Request

Step 5: Invoking Enterprise Bean Business Methods

Security Functions

Characteristics of Application Security

Security Implementation Mechanisms

Java SE Security Implementation Mechanisms

Java EE Security Implementation Mechanisms

Application-Layer Security

Transport-Layer Security

Message-Layer Security

Securing Containers

Using Deployment Descriptors for Declarative Security

Using Annotations

Using Programmatic Security

Working with Realms, Users, Groups, and Roles

What Are Realms, Users, Groups, and Roles?

What Is a Realm?

What Is a User?

What Is a Group?

What Is a Role?

Some Other Terminology

Managing Users and Groups on the Application Server

Adding Users to the Application Server

Adding Users to the Certificate Realm

Setting Up Security Roles

Mapping Roles to Users and Groups

Establishing a Secure Connection Using SSL

Installing and Configuring SSL Support

Specifying a Secure Connection in Your Application Deployment Descriptor

Verifying SSL Support

Tips on Running SSL

Working with Digital Certificates

Creating a Server Certificate

Signing Digital Certificates

Using a Different Server Certificate with the Application Server

Miscellaneous Commands for Certificates

Enabling Mutual Authentication over SSL

Creating a Client Certificate for Mutual Authentication

Further Information about Security

29.  Securing Java EE Applications

30.  Securing Web Applications

31.  The Java Message Service API

32.  Java EE Examples Using the JMS API

33.  Transactions

34.  Resource Connections

35.  Connector Architecture

Part VII Case Studies

36.  The Coffee Break Application

37.  The Duke's Bank Application

Part VIII Appendixes

A.  Java Encoding Schemes

B.  About the Authors



Securing the Application Server

This tutorial describes deployment to the Application Server, which provides highly secure, interoperable, and distributed component computing based on the Java EE security model. The Application Server supports the Java EE 5 security model. You can configure the Application Server for the following purposes:

  • Adding, deleting, or modifying authorized users. For more information on this topic, read Working with Realms, Users, Groups, and Roles.

  • Configuring secure HTTP and IIOP listeners.

  • Configuring secure JMX connectors.

  • Adding, deleting, or modifying existing or custom realms.

  • Defining an interface for pluggable authorization providers using Java Authorization Contract for Containers (JACC).

    Java Authorization Contract for Containers (JACC) defines security contracts between the Application Server and authorization policy modules. These contracts specify how the authorization providers are installed, configured, and used in access decisions.

  • Using pluggable audit modules.

  • Setting and changing policy permissions for an application.

The following features are specific to the Application Server:

  • Message security

  • Single sign-on across all Application Server applications within a single security domain

  • Programmatic login