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IK2001 Security for Java Environment and Electronic Commerce 7.5 credits

The course is an advanced analysis of security features and methods for Java environments and applications, extended especially to the area of electronic commerce

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus IK2001 (Spring 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course will study (theoretically and practically) security for Java environments and applications, with special emphasis on security for electronic commerce.

1.Security technologies in Java development/runtime platform
2.Security protocols and architectures for Java applications
3.Secure Electronic Transactions (SET) protocol and EC extensions
4.Smart cards technologies and applications for security and electronic commerce

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should:
•    Have a deep and comprehensive understanding of:
    o    security features and functionality of the Java programming language and platform.
    o    security issues and security solutions related to electronic commerce transactions.
•    Be able to design and implement security related applications in the Java programming language.
•    Be able to analyze and evaluate the implementation and functioning of an electronic commerce application and decide on its security properties.

Course disposition

The course will be organized as approx. 7-8 lectures, reading assignments and a programming project.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Network Security (IV2020)
Security Architecture for Open Distributed Systems (IK2000)


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  • Rich Helton, Johennie Helton: Java Security Solutions (Upplaga: Senaste), 0-76454-928-6
  • Christopher Steel, Ramesh Nagappan, Ray Lai: Core Security Patterns: Best Practices and Strategies for J2EE, Web Services, and Identity Management, 0-13146-307-1

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The course examination includes a written exam and a project assignment

Other requirements for final grade

The student needs to pass both the written exam and the project assignment. Final course grade is based on the grade of the exam.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IK2001

Offered by

ICT/Communications Systems

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks (IK2002)


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Supplementary information