Apache Shiro

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Apache Shiro
Developer(s) Apache Software Foundation
Stable release incubation / March 4, 2009; 156356844 ago
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type java security framework
License Apache License 2.0
Website http://incubator.apache.org/shiro/

Apache Shiro (formerly known as Apache jSecurity) is a java security framework designed to have a clean object model, and easy to plugin. Apache Ki has been renamed to Apache Shiro .[1]



Shiro is designed to be easier to use than JAAS and to be accessible to non-java applications. Shiro supports Role and User permissions, and has bindings for web applications (JSecurityFilter). The permissions can be stored on a LDAP or on a database (via JDBC). It also integrates with Spring framework


 //Permissions can be checked using object-based permissions
 PrinterPermission perm = new PrinterPermission("hplaserjet");
 if(perm.isPermitted()) {
     //show print button  
 } else {
     //grey out button 


  1. "Ki to Shiro renaming vote". http://n2.nabble.com/Apache-JSecurity-Ki-Project-Rename---VOTE-RESULT-td3057020.html#a3057020. 

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