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Mastering Spring Cloud

By : Piotr Mińkowski
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Mastering Spring Cloud

By: Piotr Mińkowski

Overview of this book

Developing, deploying, and operating cloud applications should be as easy as local applications. This should be the governing principle behind any cloud platform, library, or tool. Spring Cloud–an open-source library–makes it easy to develop JVM applications for the cloud. In this book, you will be introduced to Spring Cloud and will master its features from the application developer's point of view. This book begins by introducing you to microservices for Spring and the available feature set in Spring Cloud. You will learn to configure the Spring Cloud server and run the Eureka server to enable service registration and discovery. Then you will learn about techniques related to load balancing and circuit breaking and utilize all features of the Feign client. The book now delves into advanced topics where you will learn to implement distributed tracing solutions for Spring Cloud and build message-driven microservice architectures. Before running an application on Docker container s, you will master testing and securing techniques with Spring Cloud.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


There wouldn't have been anything wrong if I had included a security section in every single chapter from part two of this book. But I have decided to create a dedicated chapter on this subject in order to show you a step-by-step process of how to secure the key elements of a microservices-based architecture. The topics related to security are usually more advanced than other topics, so I took a bit more time to explain some of the basic concepts around the field. I have shown you samples illustrating a two-way SSL authentication, encryption/decryption of sensitive data, Spring Security authentication, and OAuth2 authorization with JWT tokens. I will leave it to you to decide which of them should be used in your system architecture to provide your desired level of security. 

After reading this chapter, you should be able to set up both the basic and the more advanced security configurations for your application. You should also be able to secure every component of your system's architecture...