Acegi Security is quickly becoming a widely respected security framework for Java applications. Not only does this security framework solve many of the deficiencies of J2EE's security mechanisms, but it's also easy to implement and configure. This tutorial will help you learn more about Acegi Security, as well as how to integrate it into your web applications. The Roller Weblogger project (currently in Apache's incubator) uses Acegi Security for many of its features: authentication, password encryption, remember me and SSL switching. After learning about Roller and Acegi, you will see how to deploy Roller onto Tomcat and Geronimo. Following that, you will learn how to hook Roller/Acegi into Apache Directory Server for authentication. Finally, you will learn how to integrate Roller with a Single Sign-on System (Yale's Central Authentication Service).
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