public interface PrincipalComparator
java.security.Principalinterface typically also implements this interface to provide a means for comparing that object to a specified
The comparison is achieved via the
The implementation of the
implies method determines
whether this object "implies" the specified
One example application of this method may be for
a "group" object to imply a particular
Subject belongs to the group.
Another example application of this method would be for
"role" object to imply a particular
Subject is currently acting in that role.
Although classes that implement this interface typically
also implement the
it is not required. In other words, classes may implement the
java.security.Principal interface by itself,
PrincipalComparator interface by itself,
or both at the same time.
boolean implies(Subject subject)
Subjectis implied by this object.
Subjectis implied by this object, or false otherwise.
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