Tag: Spring Boot

From stateful to stateless RESTful security using Spring and JWTs – Part 4 (JWT-based authentication)

Previously we have managed to finally get rid of that Session object and transform our RESTful API security to leverage a stateless authentication solution. We replaced our beloved JSESSIONID with a simple string of text, a token, that allowed us to identify a user. But the solution we used is not secure at all. We still need to find a token with the right characteristics to be safe enough in this world of leaks and breaches. Enter JWTs…

From stateful to stateless RESTful security using Spring and JWTs – Part 3 (token-based authentication)

Last time we reviewed how to quickly set up stateful authentication on our Spring-based project. That’s very nice ‘n’ all, and in many cases you won’t need anything more. However shouldn’t we try to get rid of that session-based dependency and attempt to move to a REST-friendly stateless authentication solution? Let’s begin…

From stateful to stateless RESTful security using Spring and JWTs – Part 2 (session-based authentication)

After a quick introduction we are now ready to begin our journey towards stateless authentication for RESTful APIs… by setting up a stateful example. Yes I know, but we have to start somewhere, right? In this part we’ll set up our project and code a couple of simple endpoints. One of those will be secured using Spring Security’s session-based authentication.

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?