PasswordAuthentication

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public final class PasswordAuthentication extends Object

The class PasswordAuthentication is a data holder that is used by Authenticator. It is simply a repository for a user name and a password.

Public Constructor Summary

PasswordAuthentication(String userName, char[] password)
Creates a new PasswordAuthentication object from the given user name and password.

Public Method Summary

char[]
getPassword()
Returns the user password.
String
getUserName()
Returns the user name.

Inherited Method Summary

Public Constructors

public PasswordAuthentication (String userName, char[] password)

Creates a new PasswordAuthentication object from the given user name and password.

Note that the given user password is cloned before it is stored in the new PasswordAuthentication object.

Parameters
userName the user name
password the user's password

Public Methods

public char[] getPassword ()

Returns the user password.

Note that this method returns a reference to the password. It is the caller's responsibility to zero out the password information after it is no longer needed.

Returns
  • the password

public String getUserName ()

Returns the user name.

Returns
  • the user name