= 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 Please see our https://github.com/spring-projects/.github/blob/master/CODEOFCONDUCT.md[code of conduct]
== Downloading Artifacts See https://docs.spring.io/spring-security/site/docs/current/reference/html5/#getting[Getting Spring Security] for how to obtain Spring Security.
== 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_HOMEenvironment variable points to the
jdk1.8.0folder extracted from the JDK download.
=== Check out sources
=== Install all spring-* jars into your local Maven cache
=== Compile and test; build all jars, distribution zips, and docs
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.adoc[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].