Interface to define how remote credentials are converted into a JAAS Subject. This interface is used by the RMI Connector Server, and can be used by other connector servers.
The user-defined authenticator instance is passed to the
connector server in the environment map as the value of the
JMXConnectorServer.AUTHENTICATOR. For connector
servers that use only this authentication system, if this attribute
is not present or its value is
null then no user
authentication will be performed and full access to the methods
exported by the
MBeanServerConnection object will be
MBeanServerConnectionclient with the given client credentials.
credentials- the user-defined credentials to be passed into the server in order to authenticate the user before creating the
MBeanServerConnection. The actual type of this parameter, and whether it can be null, depends on the connector.
- the authenticated subject containing its associated principals.
SecurityException- if the server cannot authenticate the user with the provided credentials.