Class ConfigFile

  extended by javax.security.auth.login.Configuration
      extended by com.sun.security.auth.login.ConfigFile

public class ConfigFile
extends Configuration

This class represents a default implementation for javax.security.auth.login.Configuration.

This object stores the runtime login configuration representation, and is the amalgamation of multiple static login configurations that resides in files. The algorithm for locating the login configuration file(s) and reading their information into this Configuration object is:

  1. Loop through the java.security.Security properties, login.config.url.1, login.config.url.2, ..., login.config.url.X. These properties are set in the Java security properties file, which is located in the file named <JAVA_HOME>/lib/security/java.security, where <JAVA_HOME> refers to the directory where the JDK was installed. Each property value specifies a URL pointing to a login configuration file to be loaded. Read in and load each configuration.
  2. The java.lang.System property java.security.auth.login.config may also be set to a URL pointing to another login configuration file (which is the case when a user uses the -D switch at runtime). If this property is defined, and its use is allowed by the security property file (the Security property, policy.allowSystemProperty is set to true), also load that login configuration.
  3. If the java.security.auth.login.config property is defined using "==" (rather than "="), then ignore all other specified login configurations and only load this configuration.
  4. If no system or security properties were set, try to read from the file, ${user.home}/.java.login.config, where ${user.home} is the value represented by the "user.home" System property.

The configuration syntax supported by this implementation is exactly that syntax specified in the javax.security.auth.login.Configuration class.

See Also:

Constructor Summary
          Create a new Configuration object.
Method Summary
 AppConfigurationEntry[] getAppConfigurationEntry(String applicationName)
          Retrieve an entry from the Configuration using an application name as an index.
 void refresh()
          Refresh and reload the Configuration by re-reading all of the login configurations.
Methods inherited from class javax.security.auth.login.Configuration
getConfiguration, setConfiguration
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public ConfigFile()
Create a new Configuration object.

Method Detail


public AppConfigurationEntry[] getAppConfigurationEntry(String applicationName)
Retrieve an entry from the Configuration using an application name as an index.

Specified by:
getAppConfigurationEntry in class Configuration
applicationName - the name used to index the Configuration.
an array of AppConfigurationEntries which correspond to the stacked configuration of LoginModules for this application, or null if this application has no configured LoginModules.


public void refresh()
Refresh and reload the Configuration by re-reading all of the login configurations.

Specified by:
refresh in class Configuration
SecurityException - if the caller does not have permission to refresh the Configuration.