This Spring security tutorial provides basic and advanced concepts of Spring Boot Framework. Spring Security is a framework that focuses on providing both authentication and authorization to Java EE-based enterprise software applications. Our Spring security tutorial provides step-by-step guide to build your knowledge for real world application.
Before you start with Spring security, I highly recommend getting a basic understanding of Spring Framework. Our Spring Boot tutorial cover the core and advance feature of Spring Boot. I have divided these tutorials in to multiple sections, starting from basics to the advance Spring security concepts.
If you are starting your Spring security journey, please follow these tutorials in sequential order to get the best results but if you are an experienced developer, go through the list and choose the topic of your interest. We are always looking for feedback to improve these tutorials. If you have any suggestion / feedback which can help other, please don’t hesitate to provide it through comments. You can also follow our spring security basic course on YouTube. Happy Learning!!!
Our Spring security tutorials are based on the Spring security beginner course and the source code is available on our GitHub repository.
Spring Security Tutorial – Basics
This section will cover the basic of Spring security. This is the foundation for the rest of the section and if you are starting out, I highly recommend not to skip this section.
- What is Spring Security?
- Spring security basic setup
- What is Spring security filters chain? Why do we need it?
- Spring security authentication
Spring Security Tutorial – Registration and Login
To authenticate and authorize user, we need to allow user registration and login process. This section covers the foundation to build the registration and login process for your Spring security application and what are the different components which work together.
- Why do we need to encode password? Password encoding in Spring security.
- User registration with Spring security
- Activate a New Account via Email Using Spring Security. User email / account validation.
- Introduction to Spring security authentication providers (Don’t miss this, it’s the foundation for authentication workflow)
- Spring security login
- How to handle error and localization in Spring security login.
- Handling logout with Spring Security
Spring Security Tutorial – Authentication Providers
Authentication providers are responsible to perform the authentication. These providers will check the incoming request and validate if the user provides valid credentials and authenticate user. The core authentication workflow in spring security relies on the authentication providers and a solid understanding of the workflow will help to work more efficiently in your application.
- Introduction to the Spring Security authentication providers.
- Creating a basic authentication providers in Spring security.
- Custom UserDetailsService in Spring Security. How to get the user details from database for Spring Security?
Spring Security Tutorial – Session Management
Entire Spring security workflow is based on the session management and how the sessions are created and managed. Keep in mind that Spring security place the authentication object in the session to be available for you when needed. This section focus on explaining how spring security manages the sessions internally and how we can customize and configure its behavior.
- Implementing remember me feature using Spring security.
- How to control session with Spring Security?
- How to prevent Session Fixation attack with Spring Security?
- Concurrent session – How to limit multiple logins for the same user?
- Managing Spring session centrally using Spring Session framework.
- Spring Security Session management using Redis.
- Storing Spring security session in database using Spring Session JDBC.
Spring Security Tutorial – Security Tags
While working on the web application, you will get requirements where you want to display the information based on the user authentication status and what Roles and Permissions carried by user. This section will cover how to use spring security tags to handle the logic to conditionally display the content based on user.
Spring Security Tutorial – Authorization
The advanced authorization capabilities within Spring Security represent one of the most compelling reasons for its popularity. Irrespective of how you choose to authenticate – whether using a Spring Security-provided mechanism and provider, or integrating with a container or other non-Spring Security authentication authority – you will find the authorization services can be used within your application in a consistent and simple way.
- Spring Security Roles and Permissions
- Granted Authority vs Role in Spring Security
- Spring Security Authorization – How authorization work
Spring Security Tutorial – Customization
There are many user cases where we like to customize the workflow during login or log out (e.g. redirecting user to different page on successful login). Spring security flexible architecture provides option to accomplish this using handlers. We can inject these handlers during the login, log out or authentication workflow to allow us to inject custom workflows.
- Spring Security success handlers – Redirect User to different page on login.
- Spring Security Logout handlers – Redirect user to different page.