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public class: ProtectionDomain [javadoc | source]
java.lang.Object
   java.security.ProtectionDomain

This ProtectionDomain class encapsulates the characteristics of a domain, which encloses a set of classes whose instances are granted a set of permissions when being executed on behalf of a given set of Principals.

A static set of permissions can be bound to a ProtectionDomain when it is constructed; such permissions are granted to the domain regardless of the Policy in force. However, to support dynamic security policies, a ProtectionDomain can also be constructed such that it is dynamically mapped to a set of permissions by the current Policy whenever a permission is checked.

Nested Class Summary:
final class  ProtectionDomain.Key  Used for storing ProtectionDomains as keys in a Map. 
Field Summary
final  Key key     
Constructor:
 public ProtectionDomain(CodeSource codesource,
    PermissionCollection permissions) 
    Creates a new ProtectionDomain with the given CodeSource and Permissions. If the permissions object is not null, then setReadOnly()) will be called on the passed in Permissions object. The only permissions granted to this domain are the ones specified; the current Policy will not be consulted.
    Parameters:
    codesource - the codesource associated with this domain
    permissions - the permissions granted to this domain
 public ProtectionDomain(CodeSource codesource,
    PermissionCollection permissions,
    ClassLoader classloader,
    Principal[] principals) 
    Creates a new ProtectionDomain qualified by the given CodeSource, Permissions, ClassLoader and array of Principals. If the permissions object is not null, then setReadOnly() will be called on the passed in Permissions object. The permissions granted to this domain are dynamic; they include both the static permissions passed to this constructor, and any permissions granted to this domain by the current Policy at the time a permission is checked.

    This constructor is typically used by ClassLoaders and DomainCombiners which delegate to Policy to actively associate the permissions granted to this domain. This constructor affords the Policy provider the opportunity to augment the supplied PermissionCollection to reflect policy changes.

    Parameters:
    codesource - the CodeSource associated with this domain
    permissions - the permissions granted to this domain
    classloader - the ClassLoader associated with this domain
    principals - the array of Principals associated with this domain. The contents of the array are copied to protect against subsequent modification.
    Also see:
    Policy#refresh
    Policy#getPermissions(ProtectionDomain)
    since: 1.4 -
Method from java.security.ProtectionDomain Summary:
getClassLoader,   getCodeSource,   getPermissions,   getPrincipals,   implies,   toString
Methods from java.lang.Object:
clone,   equals,   finalize,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from java.security.ProtectionDomain Detail:
 public final ClassLoader getClassLoader() 
    Returns the ClassLoader of this domain.
 public final CodeSource getCodeSource() 
    Returns the CodeSource of this domain.
 public final PermissionCollection getPermissions() 
    Returns the static permissions granted to this domain.
 public final Principal[] getPrincipals() 
    Returns an array of principals for this domain.
 public boolean implies(Permission permission) 
    Check and see if this ProtectionDomain implies the permissions expressed in the Permission object.

    The set of permissions evaluated is a function of whether the ProtectionDomain was constructed with a static set of permissions or it was bound to a dynamically mapped set of permissions.

    If the ProtectionDomain was constructed to a PermissionCollection) bound PermissionCollection then the permission will only be checked against the PermissionCollection supplied at construction.

    However, if the ProtectionDomain was constructed with the constructor variant which supports dynamically binding permissions, then the permission will be checked against the combination of the PermissionCollection supplied at construction and the current Policy binding.

 public String toString() 
    Convert a ProtectionDomain to a String.