Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.security
Class PrivilegedActionException

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.lang.Throwable
      extended by java.lang.Exception
          extended by java.security.PrivilegedActionException
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class PrivilegedActionException
extends Exception

This exception is thrown by doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction) and doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction, AccessControlContext context) to indicate that the action being performed threw a checked exception. The exception thrown by the action can be obtained by calling the getException method. In effect, an PrivilegedActionException is a "wrapper" for an exception thrown by a privileged action.

As of release 1.4, this exception has been retrofitted to conform to the general purpose exception-chaining mechanism. The "exception thrown by the privileged computation" that is provided at construction time and accessed via the getException() method is now known as the cause, and may be accessed via the Throwable.getCause() method, as well as the aforementioned "legacy method."

See Also:
PrivilegedExceptionAction, AccessController.doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction), AccessController.doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction,AccessControlContext), Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
PrivilegedActionException(Exception exception)
          Constructs a new PrivilegedActionException "wrapping" the specific Exception.
 
Method Summary
 Throwable getCause()
          Returns the the cause of this exception (the exception thrown by the privileged computation that resulted in this PrivilegedActionException).
 Exception getException()
          Returns the exception thrown by the privileged computation that resulted in this PrivilegedActionException.
 String toString()
          Returns a short description of this throwable.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Throwable
fillInStackTrace, getLocalizedMessage, getMessage, getStackTrace, initCause, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, setStackTrace
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

PrivilegedActionException

public PrivilegedActionException(Exception exception)
Constructs a new PrivilegedActionException "wrapping" the specific Exception.

Parameters:
exception - The exception thrown
Method Detail

getException

public Exception getException()
Returns the exception thrown by the privileged computation that resulted in this PrivilegedActionException.

This method predates the general-purpose exception chaining facility. The Throwable.getCause() method is now the preferred means of obtaining this information.

Returns:
the exception thrown by the privileged computation that resulted in this PrivilegedActionException.
See Also:
PrivilegedExceptionAction, AccessController.doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction), AccessController.doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction, AccessControlContext)

getCause

public Throwable getCause()
Returns the the cause of this exception (the exception thrown by the privileged computation that resulted in this PrivilegedActionException).

Overrides:
getCause in class Throwable
Returns:
the cause of this exception.
Since:
1.4

toString

public String toString()
Description copied from class: Throwable
Returns a short description of this throwable. The result is the concatenation of: If getLocalizedMessage returns null, then just the class name is returned.

Overrides:
toString in class Throwable
Returns:
a string representation of this throwable.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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