Thanks, what i have done so far is design the tables for, Roles, Users, Permissions, and the Permission Role cross reference table. It would be excellent to be able to configure it so that only certain links show up on the menu pages for certain permissions. I was sure there was a better way than retrieving a profile bean and putting if statements around all the Menu choices. That seemed to primitive. I think i mentioned above that i am using struts, JSP's and SQL Server. I would like to do this the cleanest way possible.
Where can i locate that online tutorial? I will look for the book you specified tomorrow. I am working on it today so maybe i can find some stuff on the Sun Website. I will definitely be back to ask more questions though. Have not been to this site since i was taking my developers cert like 3 years ago, forgot all about it. Great Site