"Java Security" covers Java's security mechanisms and teaches you how to work with them. It discusses class loaders, security managers, access lists, digital signatures, and authentication and shows how to use these to create and enforce your own security policy.
Focusing on security from the perspective of the Java programmer, this guide describes the architecture of Java's security model and explains its uses, both for programming and administration. The book covers Java's basic platform security features as well as recent additions that enhance its utility. In so doing, it describes the default policies and offers advice on designing and implementing customized polices. Particular attention is paid to APIs within Java. Oaks is a software engineer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)