J2EE security: Container versus custom

Choose the appropriate type of security for your application

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The strengths and weaknesses outlined here should provide a good starting point in the selection process, but in the end, the application's overall requirements will determine the selection.

Brian Pontarelli has been working with Java technologies for seven years and J2EE technologies for four. He has worked for large and small Java companies including BEA Systems, Orbitz, XOR, and ChannelPoint. Currently he is a senior engineer and architect at Orbitz. He is also heavily involved with the Java community and is the president of the Chicago Java Users Group and the founder and chief architect of the Verge open source foundation, a featured project of the Java.net enterprise community.

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