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WildFly Configuration, Deployment, and Administration

By : Francesco Marchioni, Christopher Adam M Ritchie
Book Image

WildFly Configuration, Deployment, and Administration

By: Francesco Marchioni, Christopher Adam M Ritchie

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
WildFly Configuration, Deployment, and Administration Second Edition
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Chapter 10. Securing WildFly

Security is a key element of any enterprise application. You must be able to control and restrict who is permitted to access your applications and what operations users may perform.

The Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) specification defines a simple, role-based security model for Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs) and web components. The implementation of JBoss security is delivered by the PicketBox framework (formerly known as the JBoss security), which provides authentication, authorization, auditing, and mapping capabilities to Java applications.

As the number of topics concerned with security requires a book in its own right, this chapter will focus on the topics that are of interest to the majority of administrators and developers. We will cover the following topics in detail:

  • A short introduction to the Java security API

  • The basics of the WildFly security subsystem

  • Defining login modules and their integration with various enterprise components (for example, web application...