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Secure your Spring Boot Web App in 5 Minutes with pac4j

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Secure your Spring Boot Web App in 5 Minutes with pac4j

pac4j is a full security library, easy and powerful, which supports authentication and authorization, but also application logout and advanced features like CSRF protection.

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Compliant Database DevOps and the role of DevSecOps DevOps is becoming the new normal in application development, and DevSecOps is now entering the picture. By balancing the desire to release code faster with the need for the same code to be secure, it addresses increasing demands for data privacy. But what about the database? How can databases be included in both DevOps and DevSecOps? What additional measures should be considered to achieve truly compliant database DevOps? This whitepaper provides a valuable insight. Get the whitepaper

I'm proud to announce the release of spring-webmvc-pac4j v1.0 (https://github.com/pac4j/spring-webmvc-pac4j) based on pac4j v1.8 (https://github.com/pac4j/pac4j) for any Spring MVC / Boot web application. It's a full security library, easy and powerful, which supports authentication and authorization, but also application logout and advanced features like CSRF protection.

It supports most authentication mechanisms: OAuth (Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo...), CAS, HTTP (form, basic auth...), OpenID, SAML, Google App Engine, OpenID Connect, JWT, LDAP, RDBMS, MongoDB and Stormpath and authorization checks (role / permission, CSRF token...)

In four easy steps, secure your webapp:

1) add the dependency on the library (spring-webmvc-pac4j) and on the required authentication mechanisms (the pac4j-oauth library for Facebook for example)

2) define the authentication mechanisms (clients) and authorizers (to check authorizations). For example: Facebook authentication and ROLE_ADMIN

@Configuration
public class Pac4jConfig {

    @Bean
    public Config config() {
        FacebookClient facebookClient = new FacebookClient("fbId", "fbSecret");
        Config config = new Config("http://localhost:8080/callback", facebookClient);
        config.addAuthorizer("admin", new RequireAnyRoleAuthorizer("ROLE_ADMIN"));
        return config;
    }
}

3) Define the callback controller on the /callback url (by scanning the appropriate package):


@ComponentScan(basePackages = "org.pac4j.springframework.web")


4) Secure the /facebook/* url to require the user to be authenticated and perform a Facebook authentication if he is not:

@Configuration
public class SecurityConfig extends WebMvcConfigurerAdapter {

    @Autowired
    private Config config;

    @Override
    public void addInterceptors(InterceptorRegistry registry) {
        registry
          .addInterceptor(new RequiresAuthenticationInterceptor(config, "FacebookClient"))
          .addPathPatterns("/facebook/*");
    }
}

or in addition, requires the user to have the ROLE_ADMIN:

@Configuration
public class SecurityConfig extends WebMvcConfigurerAdapter {

    @Autowired
    private Config config;

    @Override
    public void addInterceptors(InterceptorRegistry registry) {
        registry
          .addInterceptor(new RequiresAuthenticationInterceptor(config, "FacebookClient", "admin"))
          .addPathPatterns("/facebook/*");
    }
}

Read the documentation: https://github.com/pac4j/spring-webmvc-pac4j and the demo: https://github.com/pac4j/spring-webmvc-pac4j-boot-demo

Compliant Database DevOps and the role of DevSecOps DevOps is becoming the new normal in application development, and DevSecOps is now entering the picture. By balancing the desire to release code faster with the need for the same code to be secure, it addresses increasing demands for data privacy. But what about the database? How can databases be included in both DevOps and DevSecOps? What additional measures should be considered to achieve truly compliant database DevOps? This whitepaper provides a valuable insight. Get the whitepaper

Topics:
spring web mvc ,spring boot ,security ,authentication ,authorization

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