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Using a Custom Filter

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After mulling over Spring Security and looking for solutions to the loopholes in our systems. I think it will be easy to implement our own servlet filter instead for our requirements.

For one, I’ve learned by reading Spring in Action 2.0 that Spring security authenticates against your own database of accounts. Although I also discovered that the latest version of Spring security now supports authenticating using OpenID providers. After one hour of skimming I really love the whole thing. There’s even a way to protect unauthorized method invocations.

Obstacles?

Well the learning curve is again, high really high. Spring Security doesn’t support authenticating against Google Accounts which is our primary authentication method (not OpenID) although a project is in the works to do so.

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Written by Jose Asuncion

January 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Posted in Hardwire

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