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Learning Spring Boot 2.0 - Second Edition

By : Greg L. Turnquist, Greg L. Turnquist
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Learning Spring Boot 2.0 - Second Edition

By: Greg L. Turnquist, Greg L. Turnquist

Overview of this book

Spring Boot provides a variety of features that address today's business needs along with today's scalable requirements. In this book, you will learn how to leverage powerful databases and Spring Boot's state-of-the-art WebFlux framework. This practical guide will help you get up and running with all the latest features of Spring Boot, especially the new Reactor-based toolkit. The book starts off by helping you build a simple app, then shows you how to bundle and deploy it to the cloud. From here, we take you through reactive programming, showing you how to interact with controllers and templates and handle data access. Once you're done, you can start writing unit tests, slice tests, embedded container tests, and even autoconfiguration tests. We go into detail about developer tools, AMQP messaging, WebSockets, security, and deployment. You will learn how to secure your application using both routes and method-based rules. By the end of the book, you'll have built a social media platform from which to apply the lessons you have learned to any problem. If you want a good understanding of building scalable applications using the core functionality of Spring Boot, this is the book for you.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Securing the chat microservice

Okay, this chapter is titled Securing Your App with Spring Boot, yet we have spent a fair amount of time... NOT securing our app! That is about to change. Thanks to this little bit of restructuring, we can move forward with locking things down as desired.

Let's take a crack at writing some security policies, starting with the chat microservice:

    public class SecurityConfiguration { 
      SecurityWebFilterChain springWebFilterChain(HttpSecurity http) { 
        return http 

The preceding security policy can be defined as follows:

  • @EnableWebFluxSecurity activates the Spring WebFlux security filters needed to secure our application
  • @Bean marks...