Module java.base

Package javax.security.auth


package javax.security.auth
This package provides a framework for authentication and authorization. The framework allows authentication to be performed in pluggable fashion. Different authentication modules can be plugged under an application without requiring modifications to the application itself. The authorization component allows specification of access controls based on code location, code signers and code executors (Subjects).
Since:
1.4
  • Class
    Description
    This class is for authentication permissions.
    Objects such as credentials may optionally implement this interface to provide the capability to destroy its contents.
    Signals that a destroy operation failed.
    This class is used to protect access to private Credentials belonging to a particular Subject.
    Objects such as credentials may optionally implement this interface to provide the capability to refresh itself.
    Signals that a refresh operation failed.
    A Subject represents a grouping of related information for a single entity, such as a person.
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    This class is only useful in conjunction with the Security Manager , which is deprecated and subject to removal in a future release.