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Full Stack Development with Spring Boot 3 and React - Fourth Edition

By : Juha Hinkula
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Book Image

Full Stack Development with Spring Boot 3 and React - Fourth Edition

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By: Juha Hinkula

Overview of this book

If you’re an existing Java developer who wants to go full stack or pick up another frontend framework, this book is your concise introduction to React. In this three-part build-along, you’ll create a robust Spring Boot backend, a React frontend, and then deploy them together. This new edition is updated to Spring Boot 3 and includes expanded content on security and testing. For the first time ever, it also covers React development with the in-demand TypeScript. You’ll explore the elements that go into creating a REST API and testing, securing, and deploying your applications. You’ll learn about custom Hooks, third-party components, and MUI. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build a full stack application using the latest tools and modern best practices.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
1
Part I: Backend Programming with Spring Boot
8
Part II: Frontend Programming with React
14
Part III: Full Stack Development
21
Other Books You May Enjoy
22
Index

Securing your backend with a JSON Web Token

In the previous section, we covered how to use basic authentication with a RESTful web service. Basic authentication doesn’t provide a way to handle tokens or manage sessions. When a user logs in, the credentials are sent with each request, which can cause session management challenges and potential security risks. This method is not usable when we develop our own frontend with React, so we are going to use JSON Web Token (JWT) authentication instead (https://jwt.io/). This will also give you an idea of how you can configure Spring Security in more detail.

The other option for securing your RESTful web service is OAuth 2. OAuth2 (https://oauth.net/2/) is the industry standard for authorization and it can be used quite easily in Spring Boot applications. There is a section later on in the chapter that will give you a basic idea about how to use it in your applications.

JWTs are commonly used in RESTful APIs for...