The CredentialVault PortletService returns credentials in the form of credential objects. All credentials must implement the Credential interface. WebSphere Portal differentiates between passive and active credential objects.
The names of types presented in this section are the same both in IBM portlet API and JSR 168 API. The only difference is that the types will belong to different packages for each of API.
For IBM portlet API, look at the com.ibm.wps.portletservice.credentialvault.credentials package.
For JSR 168 API, look at the com.ibm.portal.portlet.service.credentialvault.credentials package.
These are containers for the credential’s secret. Portlets that use passive ...