Securing JBoss applications with PicketBox

PicketBox is the legacy security framework for JBoss / WildFly applications. This security framework is now deprecated on newer versions of WildFly and it’s therefore recommended to switch to Elytron.

Within the Security section of this site, you will find introduction and advanced tutorials to get started with Elytron.

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Creating an Elytron Security Realm for WildFly

Elytron is WildFly’s security framework which has replaced the PicketBox legacy security system. In this tutorial we will have an overview of it and learn how to create a sample Elytron File System Realm to secure applications. Next, we will learn how to encrypt the content of Identities in the File System.

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How to configure SSL/HTTPS on WildFly

This is a complete tutorial about configuring SSL/HTTPS support for JBoss EAP / WildFly application server. Generally speaking, to configure SSL/HTTPS you can either use the pure JSSE implementation (and the keytool utility) or a native implementation based on OpenSSL. We will cover at first the JSSE implementation with keytool. Later we will show how … Read more

Ho to configure proxy settings in WildFly

This tutorial covers how to configure WildFly to use Proxy settings to manage connections through a Proxy and, if needed, Proxy authorization. Configuring WildFly to use Proxy Host settings is not different from any other Java application. Basically you need to include the following System Properties in your start script: http.proxyHost: the host name of … Read more

Securing WildFly Management Console with LDAP

This is a two-part tutorial about using LDAP on WildFly application server. In this first one we will learn how to configure the management console to use LDAP for authentication. In the next one we will learn how to use KeyCloak to authenticate and authorize application users against the LDAP server. We will use ApacheDS … Read more

How to create a custom Elytron Realm

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a custom Realm in Elytron, which is the equivalent of the old legacy Login Modules, and we will test it with a sample Web application. The starting point for creating a custom Ream in Elytron is the interface SecurityRealm which contains the contract for a realm backed … Read more

Using Elytron Credential Stores in WildFly

The elytron subsystem allows using Credential Stores as secure storage for your credentials. Using a credential store is a replacement of the standard password vault mechanism to store passwords and other sensitive strings. Credential stores allow for easier credential management within WildFly, without having to use an external tool. It is however still possible to … Read more