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IAuthInfoProvider.java

package gnu.crypto.sasl;

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// $Id: IAuthInfoProvider.java,v 1.2 2005/10/06 04:24:17 rsdio Exp $
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import java.util.Map;

import javax.security.sasl.AuthenticationException;

/**
 * The visible methods of any authentication information provider.
 *
 * @version $Revision: 1.2 $
 */
00055 public interface IAuthInfoProvider {

   // Constants
   // -------------------------------------------------------------------------

   // Methods
   // -------------------------------------------------------------------------

      /**
       * Activates (initialises) this provider instance. SHOULD be the first method
    * invoked on the provider.
       *
    * @param context a collection of name-value bindings describing the
    * activation context.
       * @throws AuthenticationException if an exception occurs during the operation.
       */
      void activate(Map context) throws AuthenticationException;

   /**
    * Passivates (releases) this provider instance. SHOULD be the last method
    * invoked on the provider. Once it is done, no other method may be invoked
    * on the same instance before it is <i>activated</i> agains.
       *
       * @throws AuthenticationException if an exception occurs during the operation.
    */
      void passivate() throws AuthenticationException;

   /**
    * Checks if a user with a designated name is known to this provider.
    *
    * @param userName the name of a user to check.
    * @return <code>true</code> if the user with the designated name is known to
    * this provider; <code>false</code> otherwise.
       * @throws AuthenticationException if an exception occurs during the operation.
    */
      boolean contains(String userName) throws AuthenticationException;

   /**
    * Returns a collection of information about a designated user. The contents
    * of the returned map is provider-specific of name-to-value mappings.
    *
    * @param userID a map of name-to-value bindings that fully describe a user.
    * @return a collection of information about the designated user.
       * @throws AuthenticationException if an exception occurs during the operation.
    */
      Map lookup(Map userID) throws AuthenticationException;

   /**
    * Updates the credentials of a designated user.
    *
    * @param userCredentials a map of name-to-value bindings that fully describe
    * a user, including per new credentials.
       * @throws AuthenticationException if an exception occurs during the operation.
    */
      void update(Map userCredentials) throws AuthenticationException;

   /**
    * A provider may operate in more than mode; e.g. SRP-II caters for user
    * credentials computed in more than one message digest algorithm. This
    * method returns the set of name-to-value bindings describing the mode of
    * the provider.
    *
    * @param mode a unique identifier describing the operational mode.
    * @return a collection of name-to-value bindings describing the designated
    * mode.
       * @throws AuthenticationException if an exception occurs during the operation.
    */
      Map getConfiguration(String mode) throws AuthenticationException;
}

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