I am just starting the part II of SCEA. Having considered the usecases, I would like to avoid using stateful session bean to manage the state for both the Web and Gui client as i believe this application does not warrant such a high performance overhead, but although i can use HttpSession for web client, is there an equivalent for the Swing app?
Also, is it posible to have a deployment descriptor for swing apps so that i can configure role based security? What i mean is with J2ee web apps we can configure login in web.xml and secure resources against roles which would be subseqently be mapped to security groups on the app server.
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