Over a million developers have joined DZone.
{{announcement.body}}
{{announcement.title}}

Can Spring Security Be Auto-Generated?

DZone's Guide to

Can Spring Security Be Auto-Generated?

I’ve generally found Security requirements are easy to state, but hard to implement. So have been wondering if I can autogenerate my Spring Security configuration.

· Java Zone ·
Free Resource

Bring content to any platform with the open-source BloomReach CMS. Try for free.

I’ve generally found security requirements are easy to state but hard to implement. So, I've been wondering if I can autogenerate my Spring Security configuration.

Security Requirements

Common security requirements are:

  • Access controls on files/directories based on roles, IP address, etc.
  • Validation of credentials from an authentication provider

Coding

The problem with coding yourself is:

  • Security is complex, and you need to know what you're doing — there is a lot of information in the Spring Security manual.
  • Upgrades: Spring Security could upgrade and you could miss out on new features to improve your security.
  • Bugs: You could introduce a bug in your code.

It would be easier if I could define my security requirements into a website and autogenerate my security configuration.

Prototype

I’ve created a prototype of this idea at spring-security-generator, with the code released on GitHub.

2016-10-02-21_51_07-spring-security-generator

Future

I see this idea evolving to include:

  • Tutorial — soon to be released.
  • REST API security.
  • Automate creation of unit tests, login pages.
  • Best practice — what are the best practice for configurations of spring security?
  • Storing security configuration.

BloomReach CMS: the API-first CMS of the future. Open-source & enterprise-grade. - As a Java developer, you will feel at home using Maven builds and your favorite IDE (e.g. Eclipse or IntelliJ) and continuous integration server (e.g. Jenkins). Manage your Java objects using Spring Framework, write your templates in JSP or Freemarker. Try for free.

Topics:
security ,configuration ,spring ,java

Published at DZone with permission of

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}