Spring Security 5.0.0 M4 Released

Releases | Rob Winch | September 15, 2017 | ...

On behalf of the community, I’m pleased to announce the release of Spring Security 5.0.0 M4. This release includes bug fixes, new features, and is based off of Spring Framework 5.0.0 RC4. You can find complete details in the changelog. The highlights of the release include:

OAuth2 / OIDC

OAuth2 Login Java Config

There are a number of improvements to the HttpSecurity.oauth2Login() DSL.

You can now configure the Token Endpoint with a custom implementation of an AuthorizationGrantTokenExchanger or SecurityTokenRepository<AccessToken>, as follows:

protected void configure(HttpSecurity http) throws Exception {

We’ve also added the capability of customizing the request paths for the Authorization Endpoint and Redirection Endpoint:

protected void configure(HttpSecurity http) throws Exception {
        .requestMatcher(new AntPathRequestMatcher("/custom-path/{clientAlias}"))
        .requestMatcher(new AntPathRequestMatcher("/custom-path/callback/{clientAlias}"));

As with all AbstractAuthenticationProcessingFilter 's in Spring Security, you can also set a custom AuthenticationSuccessHandler and AuthenticationFailureHandler:

protected void configure(HttpSecurity http) throws Exception {

Security Token Repository

We’ve introduced the SecurityTokenRepository<T extends SecurityToken> abstraction, which is responsible for the persistence of SecurityToken 's.

The initial implementation InMemoryAccessTokenRepository provides the persistence of AccessToken 's. In an upcoming release we’ll also provide an implementation that supports the persistence of Refresh Token’s.

ID Token and Claims

A couple of minor improvements were introduced to the IdToken along with some final implementation details for JwtClaimAccessor, StandardClaimAccessor and IdTokenClaimAccessor, which provide convenient access to claims in their associated constructs, for example, Jwt, IdToken, UserInfo.

Authorization Request Improvements

We’ve added the capability for an AuthorizationRequestRepository to persist the Authorization Request to a Cookie. The current default implementation persists in the HttpSession, however, a custom implementation may be provided to persist to a Cookie instead.

Support was also added for URI variables configured in the redirect-uri for the AuthorizationCodeRequestRedirectFilter.

OAuth2 Client Properties

There were a couple of minor updates to the properties for configuring an OAuth 2.0 Client. The configuration below outlines the current structure. You will notice that there is support for configuring multiple clients, for example, google, github, okta, etc.

        client-id: your-app-client-id
        client-secret: your-app-client-secret
        client-authentication-method: basic
        authorization-grant-type: authorization_code
        redirect-uri: "{scheme}://{serverName}:{serverPort}{contextPath}/oauth2/authorize/code/{clientAlias}"
        scope: openid, profile, email, address, phone
        authorization-uri: "https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/v2/auth"
        token-uri: "https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v4/token"
        user-info-uri: "https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v3/userinfo"
        user-name-attribute-name: "sub"
        jwk-set-uri: "https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v3/certs"
        client-name: Google
        client-alias: google

A complete example for using the new Spring Security OAuth 2.0 / OpenID Connect 1.0 login feature can be found in the Spring Security samples at oauth2login. The guide will walk you through the steps for setting up the sample application for OAuth 2.0 login using an external OAuth 2.0 or OpenID Connect 1.0 Provider.

Reactive Security

Reactive Method Security

Spring Security’s Reactive support now includes method security by leveraging Reactor’s Context. The highlights are below, but you can find a complete example of it in action in samples/javaconfig/hellowebflux-method

The first step is to use @EnableReactiveMethodSecurity to enable support for @PreAuthorize and @PostAuthorize annotations. This step ensures that the objects are properly proxied.

public class SecurityConfig {

The next step is to create a service that is annotated with @PreAuthorize or @PostAuthorize. For example:

public Mono<String> findMessage() {

Spring Security’s WebFlux support will then ensure that the Reactor Context will be populated with the current user which is used to determine if access is granted or denied.

Spring Security’s standard @WithMockUser and related annotations has been updated to work with Reactive Method Security. For example:

// ...
public class HelloWorldMessageServiceTests {
  HelloWorldMessageService messages;

@Test public void messagesWhenNotAuthenticatedThenDenied() { StepVerifier.create(this.messages.findMessage()) .expectError(AccessDeniedException.class) .verify(); }

@Test @WithMockUser public void messagesWhenUserThenDenied() { StepVerifier.create(this.messages.findMessage()) .expectError(AccessDeniedException.class) .verify(); }

@Test @WithMockUser(roles = "ADMIN") public void messagesWhenAdminThenOk() { StepVerifier.create(this.messages.findMessage()) .expectNext("Hello World!") .verifyComplete(); } }

The test support also works nicely with TestWebClient. For example:

// ...
public class HelloWebfluxMethodApplicationTests {
  ApplicationContext context;

WebTestClient rest;

@Before public void setup() { this.rest = WebTestClient .bindToApplicationContext(this.context) // Setup Spring Security Test Support .apply(springSecurity()) .configureClient() .filter(basicAuthentication()) .build(); }

@Test public void messageWhenNotAuthenticated() throws Exception { this.rest .get() .uri("/message") .exchange() .expectStatus().isUnauthorized(); }

// --- authenticate with HTTP Basic ---

@Test public void messageWhenUserThenForbidden() throws Exception { this.rest .get() .uri("/message") .attributes(robsCredentials()) .exchange() .expectStatus().isEqualTo(HttpStatus.FORBIDDEN) .expectBody().isEmpty(); }

@Test public void messageWhenAdminThenOk() throws Exception { this.rest .get() .uri("/message") .attributes(adminCredentials()) .exchange() .expectStatus().isOk() .expectBody(String.class).isEqualTo("Hello World!"); }

// --- Use @WithMockUser ---

@Test @WithMockUser public void messageWhenWithMockUserThenForbidden() throws Exception { this.rest .get() .uri("/message") .exchange() .expectStatus().isEqualTo(HttpStatus.FORBIDDEN) .expectBody().isEmpty(); }

@Test @WithMockUser(roles = "ADMIN") public void messageWhenWithMockAdminThenOk() throws Exception { this.rest .get() .uri("/message") .exchange() .expectStatus().isOk() .expectBody(String.class).isEqualTo("Hello World!"); }

// --- Use mutateWith ---

@Test public void messageWhenMockUserThenForbidden() throws Exception { this.rest .mutateWith(mockUser()) .get() .uri("/message") .exchange() .expectStatus().isEqualTo(HttpStatus.FORBIDDEN) .expectBody().isEmpty(); }

@Test public void messageWhenMockAdminThenOk() throws Exception { this.rest .mutateWith(mockUser().roles("ADMIN")) .get() .uri("/message") .exchange() .expectStatus().isOk() .expectBody(String.class).isEqualTo("Hello World!"); }

// ...


WebFlux Form Log In

WebFlux security now supports form based log in and provides a default log in page to ease getting started. For example, the samples/javaconfig/hellowebflux[samples/javaconfig/hellowebflux allows users to authenticate using form based log in with a default log in page.

public class HelloWebfluxSecurityConfig {

@Bean public MapUserDetailsRepository userDetailsRepository() { UserDetails user = User.withUsername("user") .password("user") .roles("USER") .build(); return new MapUserDetailsRepository(user); } }

We decided to make the default log in page link to an external CSS file to make it look nicer without needing to bundle CSS. What do you think?

Default Log In Page

If you are not connected to the internet, the log in page falls back to an unstyled page. Of course, you can provide your own custom log in page as well.

WebFlux Content Negotiation

Similar to the servlet world, we have also added content negotiation support for WebFlux security. For example, when requesting a protected resource without being authenticated our minimal example from WebFlux Form Log In will produce a log in page in a web browser and a WWW-Authenticate response from a command line.

HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store, max-age=0, must-revalidate
Expires: 0
Pragma: no-cache
WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="Realm"
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
X-Frame-Options: DENY
X-XSS-Protection: 1 ; mode=block
content-length: 0

WebFlux Session Optimizations

We have refined the way WebFlux authentication and session management works to give greater flexability than the servlet counterpart. For example, our minimal example from WebFlux Form Log In will produce the following result when authenticating using form based log in:

POST /login HTTP/1.1
Accept: */*
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: 27
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=utf-8
Host: localhost:8080


HTTP/1.1 302 Found Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store, max-age=0, must-revalidate Expires: 0 Location: / Pragma: no-cache X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff X-Frame-Options: DENY X-XSS-Protection: 1 ; mode=block content-length: 0 set-cookie: SESSION=1e04aa3c-5a15-42ed-9e25-933fd0e44b2a; HTTPOnly

However, the very same code will produce the following response for HTTP Basic authentication

GET / HTTP/1.1
Accept: */*
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Authorization: Basic dXNlcjp1c2Vy
Connection: keep-alive
Host: localhost:8080

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store, max-age=0, must-revalidate Content-Type: application/json;charset=UTF-8 Expires: 0 Pragma: no-cache X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff X-Frame-Options: DENY X-XSS-Protection: 1 ; mode=block transfer-encoding: chunked

{ "message": "Hello user!" }

Notice that the form based login has a SESSION cookie in the response, but HTTP Basic does not. This is done with a single HttpSecurity configuration (we are splitting the application into slices).

Feedback Please

If you have feedback on this release, I encourage you to reach out via StackOverflow, GitHub Issues, or via the comments section. You can also ping me @rob_winch or Joe @joe_grandja on Twitter.

Of course the best feedback comes in the form of contributions.

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