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J2EE Security for Architects

  • Risk Analysis

To my mind, Risk Analysis is a general exercise that will apply equaly to all apps irrespective of the language used to implement the app. So would say that this belongs in the Guide rather than the Java project, unless you have some ideas on how to make this Java specific? --Stephendv 08:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)

  • Mapping Regulatory requirements to technical requirements

Same as above. --Stephendv 08:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)

  • Design considerations

This is quite general. Shall we narrow it down to the architectural issues that should be considered for each of the popular architectures such as:

  • Architectural considerations
    • EJB Middle tier
    • Web Services Middle tier
    • Spring Middle tier

--Stephendv 08:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)

  • Frameworks you should be aware of (e.g. struts, stinger, etc.)

There are many frameworks out there, so I'd suggest we keep this down to frameworks that specifically offer security functionality such as:

  • Acegi
  • Commons validator
  • Stinger seems to be parked for a while now, is this correct Jeff?

Most web tier frameworks will prevent XSS attacks, so listing them all in this section is a bit verbose, would prefer to see them listed in the XSS section. --Stephendv 08:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)

J2EE Security for Developers

Input Validation

  • Overview

SQL Injection

  • Overview
  • Prevention
    • White Listing
    • Prepared Statements
    • Stored Procedures
    • Hibernate
    • Ibatis
    • Spring JDBC
    • EJB 3.0? --Stephendv 08:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)
    • JDO? --Stephendv 08:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)


  • Overview
  • Prevention
    • White Listing
    • Manual HTML Encoding
    • Preventing XSS in popular Web Frameworks
      • JSP
      • Struts
      • Spring MVC
      • Java Server Faces
      • WebWork
      • Wicket
      • Tapestry --Stephendv 08:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)
  • Misc I/P Validation Attacks (e.g. HTTP Response Splitting)
  • Using struts (Would recommend we cover a number of frameworks as mentioned above). --Stephendv 08:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)


  • SSL Best Practices
  • SQL Injection. Why discuss this here, when it's an input validation issue? --Stephendv 08:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)
  • Session Fixation
  • Captcha systems --Stephendv 08:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)


  • Declarative v/s Programmatic
  • web.xml configuration
  • Forceful browsing. Could you expand on this? --Stephendv 08:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)
  • JAAS


  • JCE
  • Storing db secrets
  • Encrypting JDBC connections

Error Handling & Logging

  • Output Validation
  • Custom Errors
  • Logging - why log? what to log? log4j, etc.

Deployment Issues

  • Need to add here