IK2001 Security for Java Environment and Electronic Commerce 7.5 credits

Datasäkerhet för Java-miljöer och elektronisk handel

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

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

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Last planned examination: spring 20.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main content

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


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


Recommended prerequisites

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



  • 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


  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

The course examination includes a written exam and a project assignment

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.

Offered by

ICT/Communications Systems


Peter Sjödin (psj@kth.se)


Peter Sjödin <psj@kth.se>

Supplementary information


Add-on studies

Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks (IK2002)


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2009.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.