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java.security
Class UnresolvedPermission


java.lang.Object
  extended by java.security.Permission
      extended by java.security.UnresolvedPermission
All Implemented Interfaces:
Guard , Serializable

public final class UnresolvedPermission
extends Permission
implements Serializable

The UnresolvedPermission class is used to hold Permissions that were "unresolved" when the Policy was initialized. An unresolved permission is one whose actual Permission class does not yet exist at the time the Policy is initialized (see below).

The policy for a Java runtime (specifying which permissions are available for code from various principals) is represented by a Policy object. Whenever a Policy is initialized or refreshed, Permission objects of appropriate classes are created for all permissions allowed by the Policy.

Many permission class types referenced by the policy configuration are ones that exist locally (i.e., ones that can be found on CLASSPATH). Objects for such permissions can be instantiated during Policy initialization. For example, it is always possible to instantiate a java.io.FilePermission, since the FilePermission class is found on the CLASSPATH.

Other permission classes may not yet exist during Policy initialization. For example, a referenced permission class may be in a JAR file that will later be loaded. For each such class, an UnresolvedPermission is instantiated. Thus, an UnresolvedPermission is essentially a "placeholder" containing information about the permission.

Later, when code calls AccessController.checkPermission on a permission of a type that was previously unresolved, but whose class has since been loaded, previously-unresolved permissions of that type are "resolved". That is, for each such UnresolvedPermission, a new object of the appropriate class type is instantiated, based on the information in the UnresolvedPermission.

To instantiate the new class, UnresolvedPermission assumes the class provides a zero, one, and/or two-argument constructor. The zero-argument constructor would be used to instantiate a permission without a name and without actions. A one-arg constructor is assumed to take a String name as input, and a two-arg constructor is assumed to take a String name and String actions as input. UnresolvedPermission may invoke a constructor with a null name and/or actions. If an appropriate permission constructor is not available, the UnresolvedPermission is ignored and the relevant permission will not be granted to executing code.

The newly created permission object replaces the UnresolvedPermission, which is removed.

Note that the getName method for an UnresolvedPermission returns the type (class name) for the underlying permission that has not been resolved.

See Also:
Permission , Permissions , PermissionCollection , Policy , Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
UnresolvedPermission ( String  type, String  name, String  actions, Certificate [] certs)
          Creates a new UnresolvedPermission containing the permission information needed later to actually create a Permission of the specified class, when the permission is resolved.
 
Method Summary
 boolean equals ( Object  obj)
          Checks two UnresolvedPermission objects for equality.
  String getActions ()
          Returns the canonical string representation of the actions, which currently is the empty string "", since there are no actions for an UnresolvedPermission.
  String getUnresolvedActions ()
          Get the actions for the underlying permission that has not been resolved
  Certificate getUnresolvedCerts ()
          Get the signer certificates (without any supporting chain) for the underlying permission that has not been resolved
  String getUnresolvedName ()
          Get the target name of the underlying permission that has not been resolved
  String getUnresolvedType ()
          Get the type (class name) of the underlying permission that has not been resolved
 int hashCode ()
          Returns the hash code value for this object.
 boolean implies ( Permission  p)
          This method always returns false for unresolved permissions.
  PermissionCollection newPermissionCollection ()
          Returns a new PermissionCollection object for storing UnresolvedPermission objects.
  String toString ()
          Returns a string describing this UnresolvedPermission.
 
Methods inherited from class java.security. Permission
checkGuard , getName
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object
clone , finalize , getClass , notify , notifyAll , wait , wait , wait
 

Constructor Detail

UnresolvedPermission


public UnresolvedPermission(String type,
                            String name,
                            String actions,
                            Certificate[] certs)
Creates a new UnresolvedPermission containing the permission information needed later to actually create a Permission of the specified class, when the permission is resolved.

Parameters:
type - the class name of the Permission class that will be created when this unresolved permission is resolved.
name - the name of the permission.
actions - the actions of the permission.
certs - the certificates the permission's class was signed with. This is a list of certificate chains, where each chain is composed of a signer certificate and optionally its supporting certificate chain. Each chain is ordered bottom-to-top (i.e., with the signer certificate first and the (root) certificate authority last). The signer certificates are copied from the array. Subsequent changes to the array will not affect this UnsolvedPermission.
Method Detail

implies


public boolean implies(Permission p)
This method always returns false for unresolved permissions. That is, an UnresolvedPermission is never considered to imply another permission.

Specified by:
implies in class Permission
Parameters:
p - the permission to check against.
Returns:
false.

equals


public boolean equals(Object obj)
Checks two UnresolvedPermission objects for equality. Checks that obj is an UnresolvedPermission, and has the same type (class) name, permission name, actions, and certificates as this object.

To determine certificate equality, this method only compares actual signer certificates. Supporting certificate chains are not taken into consideration by this method.

Specified by:
equals in class Permission
Parameters:
obj - the object we are testing for equality with this object.
Returns:
true if obj is an UnresolvedPermission, and has the same type (class) name, permission name, actions, and certificates as this object.
See Also:
Object.hashCode() , Hashtable

hashCode


public int hashCode()
Returns the hash code value for this object.

Specified by:
hashCode in class Permission
Returns:
a hash code value for this object.
See Also:
Object.equals(java.lang.Object) , Hashtable

getActions


public String getActions()
Returns the canonical string representation of the actions, which currently is the empty string "", since there are no actions for an UnresolvedPermission. That is, the actions for the permission that will be created when this UnresolvedPermission is resolved may be non-null, but an UnresolvedPermission itself is never considered to have any actions.

Specified by:
getActions in class Permission
Returns:
the empty string "".

getUnresolvedType


 
public StringgetUnresolvedType () 
Get the type (class name) of the underlying permission that has not been resolved

Returns:
the type (class name) of the underlying permission that has not been resolved
Since:
1.5

getUnresolvedName


 
public StringgetUnresolvedName () 
Get the target name of the underlying permission that has not been resolved

Returns:
the target name of the underlying permission that has not been resolved, or null, if there is no targe name
Since:
1.5

getUnresolvedActions


 
public StringgetUnresolvedActions () 
Get the actions for the underlying permission that has not been resolved

Returns:
the actions for the underlying permission that has not been resolved, or null if there are no actions
Since:
1.5

getUnresolvedCerts


 
public Certificate[] getUnresolvedCerts () 
Get the signer certificates (without any supporting chain) for the underlying permission that has not been resolved

Returns:
the signer certificates for the underlying permission that has not been resolved, or null, if there are no signer certificates. Returns a new array each time this method is called.
Since:
1.5

toString


public String toString()
Returns a string describing this UnresolvedPermission. The convention is to specify the class name, the permission name, and the actions, in the following format: '(unresolved "ClassName" "name" "actions")'.

Overrides:
toString in class Permission
Returns:
information about this UnresolvedPermission.

newPermissionCollection


public PermissionCollection newPermissionCollection()
Returns a new PermissionCollection object for storing UnresolvedPermission objects.

Overrides:
newPermissionCollection in class Permission
Returns:
a new PermissionCollection object suitable for storing UnresolvedPermissions.