Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Developer's Guide Interface

This interface is used to get and set discovery entries for a user. A number of default implementations are provided, but if you want to handle this function differently, implement this interface and set the implementing class as the value of the Entry Handler Plugin Class attribute as discussed in Entry Handler Plug-in Class in Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Administration Guide. The default implementations of this interface are described in the following table.

Table 9–6 Implementations of




Gets or modifies discovery entries stored in the user’s entry as a value of the sunIdentityServerDiscoEntries attribute. The UserDiscoEntryHandler implementation is used in business-to-consumer scenarios such as the Liberty Personal Profile Service.


Gets discovery entries stored as a value of the sunIdentityServerDynamicDiscoEntries dynamic attribute in the Discovery Service. Modification of these entries is not supported and always returns false. The resource offering is saved in an organization or a role. The DynamicDiscoEntryHandler implementation is used in business-to-business scenarios such as the Liberty Employee Profile service.


Gets a union of the discovery entries stored in the user entry sunIdentityServerDiscoEntries attribute and discovery entries stored in the Discovery Service sunIdentityServerDynamicDiscoEntries attribute. It modifies only discovery entries stored in the user entry. The UserDynamicDiscoEntryHandler implementation can be used in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business scenarios.