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Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials

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Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials

Overview of this book

With ADF, Oracle gives you the chance to use the powerful tool used by Oracle's own developers. Modern enterprise applications must be user-friendly, visually attractive, and fast performing. Oracle Fusion Applications are just that; but to get the desired output you need proven methods to use this powerful and flexible tool to achieve success in developing your enterprise applications. "Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials" explains all you need to know in order to build good-looking, user-friendly applications on a completely free technology stack. It explains the highly productive, declarative development approach that will literally have your application running within a few hours, as well as how to use Java to add business logic. "Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials" tells you how to develop and deploy web application applications based on the highly productive and free Oracle ADF Essentials framework. You will first learn how to build business services on top of database tables, and then how to easily build a web application using these services. You will see how to visually design the flow through your application with ADF task flows, and how to use Java programming to implement business logic. Using this book, you can start building and deploying advanced web applications on a robust, free platform quickly. Towards the end, you will be ready to build real-world ADF Essentials applications and will be able to consider yourself an ADF Essentials journeyman.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials
About the Author
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Apache Shiro basics

Shiro is a project with a long history—it started life as JSecurity back in 2003 when there were really few options for Java security. It provides four main pieces of functionality:

  • Authentication

  • Authorization

  • Cryptography

  • Session management

We'll be using the authentication part (determining who the user is) and the authorization part (determining what the user can do). For the purposes of this book, we will not be using the cryptography (encrypting and decrypting data) or the session management (we rely on standard JSF and ADF functionality for our session data).

Getting the software

You can download the Shiro software from You'll want the Latest Stable Release, Binary Distribution. Download the shiro-core and shiro-web JAR files.

Because you don't want your application to depend on a directory outside the application structure, create a directory called extjars in the application directory and place your JAR files there.

The Shiro code uses Simple...