Category: Spring

Spring Security’s CSRF protection for REST services: the client side and the server side

Spring Security offers CSRF (cross-site request forgery) protection by default for Java web applications. In this post I will examine how you can make that CSRF protection work for a web client interacting with REST-based CSRF-protected services. Both the web client’s code and the server application’s configuration will be described.

Validating Spring REST controllers’ beans using the Bean Validation API… and writing the tests for it!

So you want to validate the data sent to your application’s REST services? Nowadays you can quite easily do that using Spring and the Bean Validation API. And to help you test that validation process, how about bringing in Spring Boot to programmatically start your application and run your tests against it?