Module java.base

Package javax.security.auth.callback


package javax.security.auth.callback
This package provides the classes necessary for services to interact with applications in order to retrieve information (authentication data including usernames or passwords, for example) or to display information (error and warning messages, for example).
Since:
1.4
  • Related Packages
    Module
    Package
    Description
    This package provides a framework for authentication and authorization.
    This package contains utility classes related to the Kerberos network authentication protocol.
    This package provides a pluggable authentication framework.
    This package provides the interface to be used for implementing pluggable authentication modules.
    This package contains the classes that should be used to store X500 Principal and X500 Private Credentials in a Subject.
  • Interface Summary
    Interface
    Description
    Implementations of this interface are passed to a CallbackHandler, allowing underlying security services the ability to interact with a calling application to retrieve specific authentication data such as usernames and passwords, or to display certain information, such as error and warning messages.
    An application implements a CallbackHandler and passes it to underlying security services so that they may interact with the application to retrieve specific authentication data, such as usernames and passwords, or to display certain information, such as error and warning messages.
  • Class Summary
    Class
    Description
    Underlying security services instantiate and pass a ChoiceCallback to the handle method of a CallbackHandler to display a list of choices and to retrieve the selected choice(s).
    Underlying security services instantiate and pass a ConfirmationCallback to the handle method of a CallbackHandler to ask for YES/NO, OK/CANCEL, YES/NO/CANCEL or other similar confirmations.
    Underlying security services instantiate and pass a LanguageCallback to the handle method of a CallbackHandler to retrieve the Locale used for localizing text.
    Underlying security services instantiate and pass a NameCallback to the handle method of a CallbackHandler to retrieve name information.
    Underlying security services instantiate and pass a PasswordCallback to the handle method of a CallbackHandler to retrieve password information.
    Underlying security services instantiate and pass a TextInputCallback to the handle method of a CallbackHandler to retrieve generic text information.
    Underlying security services instantiate and pass a TextOutputCallback to the handle method of a CallbackHandler to display information messages, warning messages and error messages.
  • Exception Summary
    Exception
    Description
    Signals that a CallbackHandler does not recognize a particular Callback.