Securing REST Services Using Spring Security 5

by Federico Mestrone

Learn the best practices to protect HTTP-based APIs using Spring Security. This course will teach you not only how to secure new Spring Boot applications that you are beginning to work on, but also how to add security to existing ones.

What you'll learn

As REST APIs become more and more common, securing them from unauthorized access and protecting them from hacking attacks is vital. In this course, Securing REST Services Using Spring Security 5, you’ll learn exactly that: how to make sure only authorized users can access your APIs and protecting them against common attacks. First, you’ll explore how to add authentication to your REST endpoints. Next, you’ll discover how to pass claims and scopes into your web-based application. Finally, you’ll learn how to secure both your HTTP endpoints and the service layer methods that implement their logic. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Spring Security needed to write secure HTTP-based APIs for your websites, mobile apps, and other programmatic clients

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About the author

Also known as Fed in the English-speaking world, Federico has an intriguing eclectic approach to technology. In love with it since he was 12 - back in the days of the Commodore 64 - he betrays it on a regular basis: first with ballet and contemporary dance, then with synchronised swimming, recently with Japanese language and culture. Mostly a Java/Scala developer and Linux/Mac OS user, over the course of 20+ years he has had commercial experience in several other platforms and programming langua... more

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