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BEA WebLogic Enterprise Security 4.1 offers a new, integrated approach to addressing the distributed application security problem found with enterprise applications. With this new distributed, infrastructure-based approach, application security becomes a function of the application infrastructure and is separate from the application itself. Any distributed application deployed using BEA WebLogic Enterprise Security can be secured either through the security features included out of the box, or by plugging in other specialized security solutions from major security vendors that the customer's enterprise standardizes on. This article defines the major requirements for a distributed application security solution, and explains how WebLogic Enterprise Security 4.1 delivers them to your application. Introduction The introduction of Web-based applications, component-based... (more)

Authentication and Authorization with WebLogic Server Security Framework 7.0

In the last issue of WebLogic Developer's Journal (Vol. 1, issue 12) we looked at some of the major features and functional areas of the new Security Framework in WebLogic Server 7.0. Now let's take a closer look at how WebLogic Server 7.0 implements the primary task areas of a security system, which are authentication (determining a user's identity as a valid user), authorization (determining a user's role or roles and computing the appropriate access privileges based on the policies in place), and other essential areas of the WebLogic Security Framework. Authentication Authen... (more)

The New Security Architecture of BEA WebLogic Server 7.0

Installing and maintaining security is a huge challenge for an IT organization. To serve a worldwide network of Web-based users, the IT organization must address the fundamental issues of maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the system and its data. Security across the infrastructure is a complex business that requires vigilance and established and well-communicated security policies and procedures. This article looks at securing the Java-based application and the WebLogic Server on which it is deployed. WebLogic Server 7.0 incorporates a completely ... (more)

WebLogic Security Framework

WebLogic Server 7.0 offers a new, integrated approach to solving the overall security problem for enterprise applications. With this framework, application security becomes a function of the application infrastructure and is separate from the application itself. Any application deployed on WebLogic Server (WLS) can be secured either through the security features included with the server out of the box, by extending the open Security Service Provider Interface to a custom security solution, or by plugging in other specialized security solutions from major security vendors that the... (more)