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Jan Goyvaerts
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Joined: Feb 08, 2011
Posts: 40
Hello There,

I'm working on a web application that should be able to integrate out of the box with as many security systems as possible. Because our product can not impose the customer to set up parallel security especially for us.

Would you advise to rely on Spring Security for this ? It does a good job with the classic security schemes. I never tried it, but it should be able to cope with CAS also.

Many thanks in advance for you feedback !


Sunny Wear

Joined: Jul 25, 2005
Posts: 17
Dear Jan,
Thank you for your question! I've been designing and coding with Spring Security for about five years or so now and yes, I do highly recommend it for the ease of integrating with existing security systems such as LDAP or Siteminder or the such. You may need to spend some time with minor tweaking in order to fit the specific needs of your application, but, in my opinion, just takes some research and minor code changes to implement in Spring Security. Hope this helps, let me know if you have further questions.

"So this is how liberty dies - to thunderous applause" -- Padme (Star Wars - Episode III)
Jan Goyvaerts
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Joined: Feb 08, 2011
Posts: 40
Unfortunately it is a gamble we're taking because we don't know what we can expect. But it's recomforting to know other people agree. :-)

Thanks !


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