Spring Security logo

Spring Security

A powerful and highly customizable authentication and access-control framework
449
453
+ 1
5

What is Spring Security?

It is a framework that focuses on providing both authentication and authorization to Java applications. The real power of Spring Security is found in how easily it can be extended to meet custom requirements.
Spring Security is a tool in the User Management and Authentication category of a tech stack.
Spring Security is an open source tool with 6.8K GitHub stars and 5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Spring Security's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Spring Security?

Companies
51 companies reportedly use Spring Security in their tech stacks, including deleokorea, Craftbase, and Tech-Stack.

Developers
374 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Spring Security.

Spring Security Integrations

Spring Boot, Spring MVC, OpenID Connect, ZK, and FF4J are some of the popular tools that integrate with Spring Security. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Spring Security.
Pros of Spring Security
3
Java integration
2
Easy to use
Decisions about Spring Security

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Spring Security in their tech stack.

Остап Комплікевич

I need some advice to choose an engine for generation web pages from the Spring Boot app. Which technology is the best solution today? 1) JSP + JSTL 2) Apache FreeMarker 3) Thymeleaf Or you can suggest even other perspective tools. I am using Spring Boot, Spring Web, Spring Data, Spring Security, PostgreSQL, Apache Tomcat in my project. I have already tried to generate pages using jsp, jstl, and it went well. However, I had huge problems via carrying already created static pages, to jsp format, because of syntax. Thanks.

See more

Spring Security's Features

  • Comprehensive
  • Servlet API integration
  • Protection against attacks

Spring Security Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Spring Security?
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
OAuth2
It is an authorization framework that enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service, either on behalf of a resource owner by orchestrating an approval interaction between the resource owner and the HTTP service, or by allowing the third-party application to obtain access on its own behalf.
Keycloak
It is an Open Source Identity and Access Management For Modern Applications and Services. It adds authentication to applications and secure services with minimum fuss. No need to deal with storing users or authenticating users. It's all available out of the box.
Auth0
A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
JSON Web Token
JSON Web Token is an open standard that defines a compact and self-contained way for securely transmitting information between parties as a JSON object. This information can be verified and trusted because it is digitally signed.
See all alternatives

Spring Security's Followers
453 developers follow Spring Security to keep up with related blogs and decisions.