Security comprises two major operations: authentication and authorization.
Authentication is the process of establishing and confirming the authenticity of a principal. A principal in XAP terms, means a user (human or software) performing an action in your application.
Authorization refers to the process of deciding whether a principal is allowed to perform this action. The flow means that a principal is first established by the authentication process, and then authorized by the authorization decision process, when performing actions. These concepts are common and not specific to XAP Security.
At the authentication level, XAP Security is equipped with standard encryption algorithms (such as AES and MD5), which can be easily configured and replaced. The authentication layer is provided with a default implementation, which can be customized to integrate with other security standards (i.e. Spring Security). This layer is also known as the authentication manager. The authentication layer is totally independent from the authorization decision layer. The authorization decision manager is internal to XAP components, and is used to intercept unauthorized access/operations to data and services.
XAP Security architecture has been designed to meet the needs of enterprise application security. XAP provides a complete experience throughout all the components, for a useful, configurable and extendable security system.
XAP Main Security Features:
Authority roles based security
- System , Monitor , Grid , Data-Grid Authorities
Spring Based Security support
- LDAP Authenticating
- Database Authenticating
- Kerberos Authenticating
Data-Grid operations Auditing
SSL Transport Layer security
UI, CLI and API Security Tools