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52°North Security API 2.0

The 52°North Security API is supposed to provide the basis for security related Java implementations in the geo-domain. It is not intended to create another JAAS or compete with other frameworks but be as abstract as possible and integrate into any of the existing security solutions adding the "geo-flavor".


Previous Versions: 1.2

Latest Stable Version: 2.0.9

Development Version: 2.1


  • Core API

    It contains all common classes and utils, wich are shared between the client-api and the services-api modules.

  • Service API

    It defines all classes needed to setup security services. Until now it contains classes for authentication, enforcment and policy descison.

  • Facade API

    It contains classes for a special kind of service. A security facade is a service wich behaves like a normal SDI service (e.g. WMS), but it has also a user interface for authentication. So it works like a security wrapper, enables the use of a security infrastructure also for non security enabled clients.

  • XMLBeans

    It contains XML-Beans generated classes.