Posts tagged Security

Securing a REST Service

If you're building a REST service, then that REST service will expose some kind of data or will allow some kind of interactions with a server. For instance, consider a Facebook REST service that allows you to retrieve your chat history. Naturally you don't want just anyone looking at that history, hence the need for security.

 

Java EE Security API (JSR 375/Soteria) with JWT tokens

Introduction : 

Java EE Security API (JSR 375) :

The Java EE Security API 1.0 is a new spec for Java EE 8 that aims to bridge some of the gaps that have traditionally been left unspecified and provides the new way to define or configure identity stores and authentication mechanisms.  

Security Auditing in Payara Server - Part 1

Security is always a concern you must have when implementing applications that will run in production environments. Both the JVM and Payara Server have a strong tool set of security implementations for most use cases in the industry, so you won’t have to worry about implementing your own security measures from scratch.

Payara Server LDAP Integration - Part 3: Extracting User Information

In this three-parts article series I'm illustrating the implementation of the LDAP integration using a sample scenario: integrate Payara Server with a LDAP user directory and manage the authentication and authorization of a sample web application.

 

In Part 1, I showed you how to start the LDAP Server, while in Part 2  we configured the LDAP realm. Now you are probably wondering how to get the user’s information (first and last name, email address, etc.) that resides in the LDAP server. Unfortunately, the JAAS API doesn’t offer any standard mechanisms to access this user attributes in the directory tree. But there are other options available:

 

Securing Payara Server with Custom SSL Certificate

One of the most common administration tasks with Payara Server, as well as with any web server, is to set up certificates to secure either HTTP protocol or remote access to Payara Server administration interface. You might have a self-signed certificate or a certificate signed by a trusted authority. In both cases it is pretty easy to add them to a Payara Server domain and use them to secure communication channels.