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public final class PasswordAuthentication
extends Object


The class PasswordAuthentication is a data holder that is used by Authenticator. It is simply a repository for a user name and a password.

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Public constructors

PasswordAuthentication(String userName, char[] password)

Creates a new PasswordAuthentication object from the given user name and password.

Public methods

char[] getPassword()

Returns the user password.

String getUserName()

Returns the user name.

Inherited methods

From class java.lang.Object

Public constructors


added in API level 1
PasswordAuthentication (String userName, 
                char[] password)

Creates a new PasswordAuthentication object from the given user name and password.

Note that the given user password is cloned before it is stored in the new PasswordAuthentication object.

userName String: the user name

password char: the user's password

Public methods


added in API level 1
char[] getPassword ()

Returns the user password.

Note that this method returns a reference to the password. It is the caller's responsibility to zero out the password information after it is no longer needed.

char[] the password


added in API level 1
String getUserName ()

Returns the user name.

String the user name

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