The ColdBox cbsecurity module will enhance your ColdBox applications by providing out of the box security in the form of:

  • A security rule engine for incoming requests

  • Annotation driven security for handlers and actions

  • JWT (Json Web Tokens) generator, decoder and authentication services


  • Ability to have global security rules

  • Ability for modules to add their own security rules and action overrides

  • Ability to distinguish between authentication and authorization issues

  • Annotation driven cascading security for handlers and actions

  • Security rules can exist in:

    • XML File

    • JSON File

    • Database

    • Models

  • The rules can be configured to use regular expressions or simple snippets

  • Can use ColdFusion authentication security

  • Can leverage any custom authentication provider

  • Plug any Authentication service or can leverage cbauth by default

  • Capability to distinguish between invalid authentication and invalid authorization and determine an outcome of the process.

  • Ability to load/unload security rules from contributing modules.

  • Ability for each module to define it's own validator


The ColdBox Security Module is maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines as much as possible. Releases will be numbered with the following format:


And constructed with the following guidelines:

  • Breaking backward compatibility bumps the major (and resets the minor and patch)

  • New additions without breaking backward compatibility bumps the minor (and resets the patch)

  • Bug fixes and misc changes bumps the patch


Apache 2 License:

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  • Custom Development

  • Professional Support & Mentoring

  • Training

  • Server Tuning

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  • Code Reviews

  • Much More


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