Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.management
Class MBeanPermission

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.security.Permission
      extended by javax.management.MBeanPermission
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Guard

public class MBeanPermission
extends Permission

Permission controlling access to MBeanServer operations. If a security manager has been set using System.setSecurityManager(java.lang.SecurityManager), most operations on the MBean Server require that the caller's permissions imply an MBeanPermission appropriate for the operation. This is described in detail in the documentation for the MBeanServer interface.

As with other Permission objects, an MBeanPermission can represent either a permission that you have or a permission that you need. When a sensitive operation is being checked for permission, an MBeanPermission is constructed representing the permission you need. The operation is only allowed if the permissions you have imply the permission you need.

An MBeanPermission contains four items of information:

If you have an MBeanPermission, it allows operations only if all four of the items match.

The class name, member, and object name can be written together as a single string, which is the name of this permission. The name of the permission is the string returned by getName(). The format of the string is:

className#member[objectName]

The object name is written using the usual syntax for ObjectName. It may contain any legal characters, including ]. It is terminated by a ] character that is the last character in the string.

One or more of the className, member, or objectName may be omitted. If the member is omitted, the # may be too (but does not have to be). If the objectName is omitted, the [] may be too (but does not have to be). It is not legal to omit all three items, that is to have a name that is the empty string.

One or more of the className, member, or objectName may be the character "-", which is equivalent to a null value. A null value is implied by any value (including another null value) but does not imply any other value.

The possible actions are these:

In a comma-separated list of actions, spaces are allowed before and after each action.

Since:
1.5
See Also:
Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
MBeanPermission(String name, String actions)
          Create a new MBeanPermission object with the specified target name and actions.
MBeanPermission(String className, String member, ObjectName objectName, String actions)
          Create a new MBeanPermission object with the specified target name (class name, member, object name) and actions.
 
Method Summary
 boolean equals(Object obj)
          Checks two MBeanPermission objects for equality.
 String getActions()
          Returns the "canonical string representation" of the actions.
 int hashCode()
          Returns the hash code value for this object.
 boolean implies(Permission p)
          Checks if this MBeanPermission object "implies" the specified permission.
 
Methods inherited from class java.security.Permission
checkGuard, getName, newPermissionCollection, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

MBeanPermission

public MBeanPermission(String name,
                       String actions)

Create a new MBeanPermission object with the specified target name and actions.

The target name is of the form "className#member[objectName]" where each part is optional. It must not be empty or null.

The actions parameter contains a comma-separated list of the desired actions granted on the target name. It must not be empty or null.

Parameters:
name - the triplet "className#member[objectName]".
actions - the action string.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the name or actions is invalid.

MBeanPermission

public MBeanPermission(String className,
                       String member,
                       ObjectName objectName,
                       String actions)

Create a new MBeanPermission object with the specified target name (class name, member, object name) and actions.

The class name, member and object name parameters define a target name of the form "className#member[objectName]" where each part is optional. This will be the result of Permission.getName() on the resultant MBeanPermission.

The actions parameter contains a comma-separated list of the desired actions granted on the target name. It must not be empty or null.

Parameters:
className - the class name to which this permission applies. May be null or "-", which represents a class name that is implied by any class name but does not imply any other class name.
member - the member to which this permission applies. May be null or "-", which represents a member that is implied by any member but does not imply any other member.
objectName - the object name to which this permission applies. May be null, which represents an object name that is implied by any object name but does not imply any other object name.
actions - the action string.
Method Detail

getActions

public String getActions()
Returns the "canonical string representation" of the actions. That is, this method always returns present actions in alphabetical order.

Specified by:
getActions in class Permission
Returns:
the canonical string representation of the actions.

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

implies

public boolean implies(Permission p)

Checks if this MBeanPermission object "implies" the specified permission.

More specifically, this method returns true if:

If this object's className is "*", p's className always matches it. If it is "a.*", p's className matches it if it begins with "a.".

If this object's member is "*", p's member always matches it.

If this object's objectName n1 is an object name pattern, p's objectName n2 matches it if n1.equals(n2) or if n1.apply(n2).

A permission that includes the queryMBeans action is considered to include queryNames as well.

Specified by:
implies in class Permission
Parameters:
p - the permission to check against.
Returns:
true if the specified permission is implied by this object, false if not.

equals

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

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

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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