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Scala Frameworks

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Scala language , just as JAVA , offers different types of Security Frameworks you can work with. Depending on the task, here we offer some general guidelines regarding the proper use of them The following table contains the most popular ones and their security in terms of modules and implementation

Security Frameworks

Framework Authentication Authorization CSRF XSS SQLInjection
Play - - -
Deadbolt 2 - - -
Play-pac4j - - - -
Scala-oauth2-provider - - - -
SecureSocial - - - -
Silhouette - Play Framework Library - - - -
Akka (Akka-http) - - -
Spray - - -

Sensitive information in Configuration Files

Every Scala project will contain configuration files that contain sensitive information such as:

  • Passwords in clear text
  • Path to Keystores
  • Passwords from Keystores

Programers should avoid configuring clear text passwords in Application.conf files, for that purpose, encryption is necessary

Encrypt Keystore Password

At some point, especially for projects requiring secure communications (HTTPS), the implementation and use of Keystore is required. The Playframework provides some examples of implementing this

Vulnerable Framework Components

It os essential that developers implement regular dependency checks of their components, since must Scala projects will make use of the above mentioned frameworks