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Amirtharaj Chinnaraj
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hi guys

i want to know the use of this

java.security.Principal interface

looking for your replies
Christophe Verré
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It's mainly used in web/enterprise projects, to identify a user. For example, if you use a proper login system for a web application, the web container will make an instance of a Principal to identify the logged in user.


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Amirtharaj Chinnaraj
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please give me some more details

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Jesper de Jong
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Read the JDK documentation: Security

Also, try searching for "java.security.Principal" with Google and you'll probably find more info.


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