Friday, July 18, 2014

Apache Shiro for API and Application Security

Apache Shiro is a powerful and easy-to-use Java security framework that performs authentication, authorization, cryptography, and session management and can be used to secure any application - from the command line applications, mobile applications to the largest web and enterprise applications.

Shiro provides the application security API to perform the following aspects (I like to call these the 4 cornerstones of application security):

  • Authentication - proving user identity, often called user ‘login’. 
  • Authorization - access control 
  • Cryptography - protecting or hiding data from prying eyes 
  • Session Management - per-user time-sensitive state
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