JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0
Class PasswordAuthentication

  extended by

public final class PasswordAuthentication
extends Object

The class PasswordAuthentication is a data holder that is used by Authenticator. It is simply a repository for a user name and a password.

See Also:
Authenticator, Authenticator.getPasswordAuthentication()

Constructor Summary
PasswordAuthentication(String userName, char[] password)
          Creates a new PasswordAuthentication object from the given user name and password.
Method Summary
 char[] getPassword()
          Returns the user password.
 String getUserName()
          Returns the user name.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public PasswordAuthentication(String userName,
                              char[] password)
Creates a new PasswordAuthentication object from the given user name and password.

Note that the given user password is cloned before it is stored in the new PasswordAuthentication object.

userName - the user name
password - the user's password
Method Detail


public String getUserName()
Returns the user name.

the user name


public char[] getPassword()
Returns the user password.

Note that this method returns a reference to the password. It is the caller's responsibility to zero out the password information after it is no longer needed.

the password

JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

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