Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.lang.reflect
Class ReflectPermission

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.security.Permission
      extended by java.security.BasicPermission
          extended by java.lang.reflect.ReflectPermission
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Guard

public final class ReflectPermission
extends BasicPermission

The Permission class for reflective operations. A ReflectPermission is a named permission and has no actions. The only name currently defined is suppressAccessChecks, which allows suppressing the standard Java language access checks -- for public, default (package) access, protected, and private members -- performed by reflected objects at their point of use.

The following table provides a summary description of what the permission allows, and discusses the risks of granting code the permission.

Permission Target Name What the Permission Allows Risks of Allowing this Permission
suppressAccessChecks ability to access fields and invoke methods in a class. Note that this includes not only public, but protected and private fields and methods as well. This is dangerous in that information (possibly confidential) and methods normally unavailable would be accessible to malicious code.

Since:
1.2
See Also:
Permission, BasicPermission, AccessibleObject, Field.get(java.lang.Object), Field.set(java.lang.Object, java.lang.Object), Method.invoke(java.lang.Object, java.lang.Object...), Constructor.newInstance(java.lang.Object...), Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
ReflectPermission(String name)
          Constructs a ReflectPermission with the specified name.
ReflectPermission(String name, String actions)
          Constructs a ReflectPermission with the specified name and actions.
 
Method Summary
 
Methods inherited from class java.security.BasicPermission
equals, getActions, hashCode, implies, newPermissionCollection
 
Methods inherited from class java.security.Permission
checkGuard, getName, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ReflectPermission

public ReflectPermission(String name)
Constructs a ReflectPermission with the specified name.

Parameters:
name - the name of the ReflectPermission
Throws:
NullPointerException - if name is null.
IllegalArgumentException - if name is empty.

ReflectPermission

public ReflectPermission(String name,
                         String actions)
Constructs a ReflectPermission with the specified name and actions. The actions should be null; they are ignored.

Parameters:
name - the name of the ReflectPermission
actions - should be null
Throws:
NullPointerException - if name is null.
IllegalArgumentException - if name is empty.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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