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IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 Security

By : Omar P Siliceo (USD), Omar Siliceo
Book Image

IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 Security

By: Omar P Siliceo (USD), Omar Siliceo

Overview of this book

In these days of high-profile hacking, server security is no less important than securing your application or network. In addition many companies must comply with government security regulations. No matter how secure your application is, your business is still at risk if your server is vulnerable. Here is how you solve your WebSphere server security worries in the best possible way. This tutorial is focused towards ways in which you can avoid security loop holes. You will learn to solve issues that can cause bother when getting started with securing your IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 installation. Moreover, the author has documented details in an easy-to-read format, by providing engaging hands-on exercises and mini-projects. The book starts with an in-depth analysis of the global and administrative security features of WebSphere Application Server v7.0, followed by comprehensive coverage of user registries for user authentication and authorization information. Moving on you will build on the concepts introduced and get hands-on with a mini project. From the next chapter you work with the different front-end architectures of WAS along with the Secure Socket Layer protocol, which offer transport layer security through data encryption. You learn user authentication and data encryption, which demonstrate how a clear text channel can be made safer by using SSL transport to encrypt its data. The book will show you how to enable an enterprise application hosted in a WebSphere Application Server environment to interact with other applications, resources, and services available in a corporate infrastructure. Platform hardening, tuning parameters for tightening security, and troubleshooting are some of the aspects of WebSphere Application Server v7.0 security that are explored in the book. Every chapter builds strong security foundations, by demonstrating concepts and practicing them through the use of dynamic, web-based mini-projects.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 Security
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Chapter 6. Securing Enterprise Java Beans Applications

In the programming paradigm Model-View-Controller (MVC), an application design/functionality is broken down into three main areas or layers: the model layer, which represents the logic of an application; the view layer, which deals with the presentation (sometimes referred as rendering) aspect of an application; and the controller layer, which is that portion of an application that directs the flow between the other two layers. Under the J2EE umbrella, EJBs often implement the model layer of an application, whereas Servlets implement the controller layer, which leaves the presentation layer to JSPs. In this chapter, you will:

  • Learn the concepts surrounding security of EJB applications

  • Design a simple EJB application in which the security concepts can be used and observe the application behavior

  • Create an EJB project using a GUI programming tool (RAD and Eclipse)

  • Write code for your EJB application and perform the configuration of your...