Custom Security

This section assumes that you are familiar with basic security concepts, and with XAP-specific security configurations. Before implementing custom security from scratch, consider the following alternatives:

GigaSpaces security was designed with customization in mind. There are numerous security standards and practices, so users can implement the built-in security features out of the box, or customize them to suit the needs of the industry and environment.

You can customize the security protocols for the following:

Packaging and Classpath

The most common scenario is for all services to share the same custom security. This is easily accomplished by placing the custom implementation classes in the lib/optional/security directory.

You can use a different directory by configuring the system property.

<XAP root>/lib/optional/security/my-custom-security.jar

Processing Units can share a custom security implementation that may differ from that of the GSM and GSCs. In this case, the custom security JAR can be placed under pu-common.

<XAP root>/lib/optional/pu-common/my-pu-custom-security.jar

If each Processing Unit has its own custom security implementation, the custom security JAR can be part of the Processing Unit distribution.

<XAP root>/deploy/hello-processor/lib/my-processor-custom-security.jar

We recommend that the custom security JAR contain only security-related classes.