Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 8
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Securing GlassFish Server

This tutorial describes deployment to GlassFish Server, which provides highly secure, interoperable, and distributed component computing based on the Java EE security model. GlassFish Server supports the Java EE 8 security model. You can configure GlassFish Server for the following purposes.

  • Adding, deleting, or modifying authorized users. For more information on this topic, see Working with Realms, Users, Groups, and Roles.

  • Configuring secure HTTP and Internet Inter-Orb Protocol (IIOP) listeners.

  • Configuring secure Java Management Extensions (JMX) connectors.

  • Adding, deleting, or modifying existing or custom realms.

  • Defining an interface for pluggable authorization providers using Java Authorization Contract for Containers (JACC). JACC defines security contracts between GlassFish Server and authorization policy modules. These contracts specify how the authorization providers are installed, configured, and used in access decisions.

  • Using pluggable audit modules.

  • Customizing authentication mechanisms. All implementations of Java EE 8 compatible web containers are required to support the Servlet Profile of JSR 196, which offers an avenue for customizing the authentication mechanism applied by the web container on behalf of one or more applications.

  • Setting and changing policy permissions for an application.

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