Setting up the sample
This section outlines how to setup a workspace within Spring Tool Suite (STS) so that you can follow along with this guide. The next section outlines generic steps for how to apply Spring Security to your existing application. While you could simply apply the steps to your existing application, we encourage you to follow along with this guide as is to reduce the complexity.
Obtaining the sample projects
Extract the Spring Security Distribution to a known location and remember it as SPRING_SECURITY_HOME.