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= Spring Security

Spring Security provides security services for the https://docs.spring.io[Spring IO Platform]. Spring Security 5.0 requires Spring 5.0 as
a minimum and also requires Java 8.

For a detailed list of features and access to the latest release, please visit https://spring.io/projects[Spring projects].

== Code of Conduct
This project adheres to the Contributor Covenant link:CODE_OF_CONDUCT.adoc[code of conduct].
By participating, you  are expected to uphold this code. Please report unacceptable behavior to spring-code-of-conduct@pivotal.io.

== Downloading Artifacts
See https://github.com/spring-projects/spring-framework/wiki/Downloading-Spring-artifacts[downloading Spring artifacts] for Maven repository information.

== Documentation
Be sure to read the https://docs.spring.io/spring-security/site/docs/current/reference/htmlsingle/[Spring Security Reference].
Extensive JavaDoc for the Spring Security code is also available in the https://docs.spring.io/spring-security/site/docs/current/api/[Spring Security API Documentation].

== Quick Start
We recommend you visit https://docs.spring.io/spring-security/site/docs/current/reference/htmlsingle/[Spring Security Reference] and read the "Getting Started" page.

== Building from Source
Spring Security uses a https://gradle.org[Gradle]-based build system.
In the instructions below, https://vimeo.com/34436402[`./gradlew`] is invoked from the root of the source tree and serves as
a cross-platform, self-contained bootstrap mechanism for the build.

=== Prerequisites
https://help.github.com/set-up-git-redirect[Git] and the https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads[JDK8 build].

Be sure that your `JAVA_HOME` environment variable points to the `jdk1.8.0` folder extracted from the JDK download.

=== Check out sources
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git clone git@github.com:spring-projects/spring-security.git
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=== Install all spring-\* jars into your local Maven cache
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./gradlew install
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=== Compile and test; build all jars, distribution zips, and docs
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./gradlew build
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Discover more commands with `./gradlew tasks`.
See also the https://github.com/spring-projects/spring-framework/wiki/Gradle-build-and-release-FAQ[Gradle build and release FAQ].

== Getting Support
Check out the https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/spring-security[Spring Security tags on Stack Overflow].
https://spring.io/services[Commercial support] is available too.

== Contributing
https://help.github.com/articles/creating-a-pull-request[Pull requests] are welcome; see the https://github.com/spring-projects/spring-security/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md[contributor guidelines] for details.

== License
Spring Security is Open Source software released under the
https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html[Apache 2.0 license].

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