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public interface UserPrincipal extends PrincipalA
Principalrepresenting an identity used to determine access rights to objects in a file system.
On many platforms and file systems an entity requires appropriate access rights or permissions in order to access objects in a file system. The access rights are generally performed by checking the identity of the entity. For example, on implementations that use Access Control Lists (ACLs) to enforce privilege separation then a file in the file system may have an associated ACL that determines the access rights of identities specified in the ACL.
UserPrincipalobject is an abstract representation of an identity. It has a
namethat is typically the username or account name that it represents. User principal objects may be obtained using a
UserPrincipalLookupService, or returned by
FileAttributeViewimplementations that provide access to identity related attributes. For example, the
PosixFileAttributeViewprovide access to a file's