Apache Shiro is a Java security framework that can perform authentication, authorization, session management, along with a host of other features for building secure applications. In this tutorial, you will build a simple Java REST application using JAX-RS. JAX-RS, like many Java APIs, is a set of interfaces, and you will need to pick an implementation
Developers use APIs to for everything! You build APIs for your own apps to consume, or as a part of a microservices architecture. Bottom line, you’re building and using APIs to make your life easier. The ongoing effort to simplify development and work more efficiently, sometimes this also means looking for new libraries or processes (or more often less process). For many teams managing authentication and access control for their apps and APIs is more work than it’s worth, or simply…
REST endpoints are used just about everywhere you need to decouple your web service and client. Many developers have used Spring or JAX-RS for this purpose. Some have used one but not the other, in this post I’ll go over the the differences between the two using basically the same code. In future posts I’ll show you how easy it is to secure these REST endpoints using Apache Shiro and Stormpath. If you cannot wait until then, you can check out these examples right now.