org.springframework.ldap
Interface AuthenticationSource

All Known Implementing Classes:
AcegiAuthenticationSource, DefaultValuesAuthenticationSourceDecorator

public interface AuthenticationSource

An AuthenticationSource is responsible for providing the principal and credentials to be used when creating a new context.

Author:
Mattias Arthursson

Method Summary
 java.lang.String getCredentials()
          Get the credentials to use when creating an authenticated context.
 java.lang.String getPrincipal()
          Get the principal to use when creating an authenticated context.
 

Method Detail

getPrincipal

java.lang.String getPrincipal()
Get the principal to use when creating an authenticated context.

Returns:
the principal (userName).

getCredentials

java.lang.String getCredentials()
Get the credentials to use when creating an authenticated context.

Returns:
the credentials (userName).


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