Spring 4 REST Filters and Interceptors


  • Filters 
  • Pre-matching request filters

Filters (Server-side)

What are JAX-RS Server-side Filters? 

  • Two types of filters 
    • Request filters: executed before JAX-RS method is invoked 
    • Response filters: executed after JAX-RS method is invoked
  • Usage of request filters 
    • Used to add or modify request headers 
    • Example: authentication and authorization check before request is handled 
  • Usage of response filters 
    • Used to add or modify response headers 
    • Example: Add cache-control response header

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