Java Security Frameworks

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A list of third party (i.e. not part of Java SE or EE) security frameworks.

Access Control (Authentication and Authorisation)

  • Acegi Security - Acegi Security is a powerful, flexible security solution for enterprise software, with a particular emphasis on applications that use Spring. Using Acegi Security provides your applications with comprehensive authentication, authorization, instance-based access control, channel security and human user detection capabilities.
  • jGuard - jGuard is written in java. his goal is to provide a security framework based on jaas (java authentication and authorization security) . this framework is written for web and standalone applications, to resolve simply, access control problems.


  • Bouncycastle - Lightweight Java cryptography APIs
  • Jasypt - Jasypt is a java library which allows the developer to add basic encryption capabilities to his/her projects with minimum effort, and without the need of having deep knowledge on how cryptography works.