Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 7

Package javax.security.auth

This package provides a framework for authentication and authorization.

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Package javax.security.auth Description

This package provides a framework for authentication and authorization. The framework allows authentication to be performed in pluggable fashion. Different authentication modules can be plugged under an application without requiring modifications to the application itself. The authorization component allows specification of access controls based on code location, code signers and code executors (Subjects).
Since:
JDK1.4
Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 7

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