javax.security.auth
Interface Destroyable


public interface Destroyable

Objects such as credentials may optionally implement this interface to provide the capability to destroy its contents.

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Method Summary
 void destroy()
          Destroy this Object.
 boolean isDestroyed()
          Determine if this Object has been destroyed.
 

Method Detail

destroy

public void destroy()
             throws DestroyFailedException
Destroy this Object.

Sensitive information associated with this Object is destroyed or cleared. Subsequent calls to certain methods on this Object will result in an IllegalStateException being thrown.

Throws:
DestroyFailedException - if the destroy operation fails.

java.lang.SecurityException - if the caller does not have permission to destroy this Object.

isDestroyed

public boolean isDestroyed()
Determine if this Object has been destroyed.

Returns:
true if this Object has been destroyed, false otherwise.