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PrivilegedActionException

public class PrivilegedActionException
extends Exception

java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.lang.Throwable
     ↳ java.lang.Exception
       ↳ java.security.PrivilegedActionException


Legacy security code; do not use. This exception is thrown by doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction) and doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction, AccessControlContext context) to indicate that the action being performed threw a checked exception. The exception thrown by the action can be obtained by calling the getException method. In effect, an PrivilegedActionException is a "wrapper" for an exception thrown by a privileged action.

As of release 1.4, this exception has been retrofitted to conform to the general purpose exception-chaining mechanism. The "exception thrown by the privileged computation" that is provided at construction time and accessed via the getException() method is now known as the cause, and may be accessed via the getCause() method, as well as the aforementioned "legacy method."

Summary

Public constructors

PrivilegedActionException(Exception exception)

Constructs a new PrivilegedActionException "wrapping" the specific Exception.

Public methods

Throwable getCause()

Returns the cause of this exception (the exception thrown by the privileged computation that resulted in this PrivilegedActionException).

Exception getException()

Returns the exception thrown by the privileged computation that resulted in this PrivilegedActionException.

String toString()

Returns a short description of this throwable.

Inherited methods

Public constructors

PrivilegedActionException

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PrivilegedActionException (Exception exception)

Constructs a new PrivilegedActionException "wrapping" the specific Exception.

Parameters
exception Exception: The exception thrown

Public methods

getCause

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Throwable getCause ()

Returns the cause of this exception (the exception thrown by the privileged computation that resulted in this PrivilegedActionException).

Returns
Throwable the cause of this exception.

getException

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Exception getException ()

Returns the exception thrown by the privileged computation that resulted in this PrivilegedActionException.

This method predates the general-purpose exception chaining facility. The getCause() method is now the preferred means of obtaining this information.

Returns
Exception the exception thrown by the privileged computation that resulted in this PrivilegedActionException.

toString

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String toString ()

Returns a short description of this throwable. The result is the concatenation of:

  • the name of the class of this object
  • ": " (a colon and a space)
  • the result of invoking this object's getLocalizedMessage() method
If getLocalizedMessage returns null, then just the class name is returned.

Returns
String a string representation of this throwable.