I have an ear file which deals with user managment. basically this application is responsible for user signin, user creation etc.. In this webapp we have spring security defined where we have mentioned url like /account/create.html should be accessible to only ROLE_ADMIN and /myaccount.html etc is allowed for ROLR_USEr etc... This work ok. when a user logs in a cookie is created for my domain xyz.com. this app has its applicationContextSecurity.xml file which has the protected URL resources.
Now there are some other ear hosted which deals with other parts of our website for example www.xyz.com/writereview.html etc... Until now we are using java script method to see if the user cookie exists in browser then allow user to write a review. Now in order to make /writereview.html secure, they should have their url as protected in their appcontextsecurity.xml file appliction. Do they need to write their own authentication provider again, i am sure there should be a cleaner way.
i was wondering is this the correct approach, does each webapp which has their resources as protected need to implement spring security and define protected url, is there any centralized place i could do that.
You can customize Spring Security such that your other apps just look for the cookie and that is by implementing the RememberMeServices interface and configure Spring Security to use your custom remember me service.