Posts tagged Java 8

EE Security in Relation to JASPIC, JACC and LoginModules/Realms

Java EE 8 introduced a new API called the Java EE Security API (see JSR 375) or "EE Security" in short.

 

This new API, perhaps unsurprisingly given its name, deals with security in Java EE.  Security in Java EE is obviously not a new thing though, and in various ways it has been part of the platform since its inception.

 

So what is exactly the difference between EE Security and the existing security facilities in Java EE? In this article we'll take a look at that exact question.