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what is the use of JAAS

shreehari Gopalakrishnan
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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can any one tell me what way can we use JAAS for implementing security to an application. A detaiiled answer prefered

Thanks in advance

Shreehari.G.P
Jessica Sant
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Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

moving this to the Security forum -- please post replies there.
Jim Hicks
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Joined: Jun 23, 2004
Posts: 11
If you look at the web.xml property standards, you will see that there are parameters for setting security, like who can access a webapp. In a J2EE server, you can control access to EJBs and EJB methods. These parameters only work, if there is a JASS security system loaded.

JASS is an interface, where the actual user and role information comes from depends upon the implementation of JASS.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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