When securing systems, two elements of security are important: authentication and authorization. Though the two terms mean different things, they are sometimes used interchangeably because of their respective roles in application security.
Get started with the fundamentals of web authentication and authorization using Apache Shiro Framework.
Apache Shiro is a powerful and easy-to-use Java security framework that performs authentication, authorization, cryptography, and session management.
Learn how to use Shiro in a JavaEE7 application and how to use it in a web application.
This book will help you find out what Shiro actually is, and will help you to secure your Java EE project from scratch and to understand the security philosophy.
You will learn the big picture and how to set up Apache Shiro, which will give you a better understanding of the fundamentals of the framework. You will be introduced to the authentication and authorization flows and the different possible models of security.
You will get everything you need to start with Shiro immediately with just essential information.