Module java.naming
Package javax.naming

Class AuthenticationException

  • All Implemented Interfaces:

    public class AuthenticationException
    extends NamingSecurityException
    This exception is thrown when an authentication error occurs while accessing the naming or directory service. An authentication error can happen, for example, when the credentials supplied by the user program are invalid or otherwise fail to authenticate the user to the naming/directory service.

    If the program wants to handle this exception in particular, it should catch AuthenticationException explicitly before attempting to catch NamingException. After catching AuthenticationException, the program could reattempt the authentication by updating the resolved context's environment properties with the appropriate credentials.

    Synchronization and serialization issues that apply to NamingException apply directly here.

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    Serialized Form
    • Constructor Detail

      • AuthenticationException

        public AuthenticationException​(String explanation)
        Constructs a new instance of AuthenticationException using the explanation supplied. All other fields default to null.
        explanation - A possibly null string containing additional detail about this exception.
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      • AuthenticationException

        public AuthenticationException()
        Constructs a new instance of AuthenticationException. All fields are set to null.