Build 1.0_r1(from source)

java.security
Interface Principal

All Known Subinterfaces:
Group
All Known Implementing Classes:
BasicUserPrincipal, Identity, IdentityScope, NTUserPrincipal, Signer, X500Principal

public interface Principal

Principals are objects which have identities. These can be individuals, groups, corporations, unique program executions, etc.


Method Summary
 boolean equals(Object obj)
          Compares the argument to the receiver, and returns true if they represent the same object using a class specific comparison.
 String getName()
           
 int hashCode()
          Returns an integer hash code for the receiver.
 String toString()
          Returns a string containing a concise, human-readable description of the receiver.
 

Method Detail

equals

boolean equals(Object obj)
Description copied from class: Object
Compares the argument to the receiver, and returns true if they represent the same object using a class specific comparison. The implementation in Object returns true only if the argument is the exact same object as the receiver (==).

Overrides:
equals in class Object
Parameters:
obj - Object the object to compare with this object.
Returns:
boolean true if the object is the same as this object false if it is different from this object.
See Also:
Object.hashCode()

getName

String getName()

hashCode

int hashCode()
Description copied from class: Object
Returns an integer hash code for the receiver. Any two objects which answer true when passed to .equals must answer the same value for this method.

Overrides:
hashCode in class Object
Returns:
int the receiver's hash.
See Also:
Object.equals(java.lang.Object)

toString

String toString()
Description copied from class: Object
Returns a string containing a concise, human-readable description of the receiver.

Overrides:
toString in class Object
Returns:
String a printable representation for the receiver.

Build 1.0_r1(from source)

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