9.11. Guarding Objects
Apart from SignedObject, which provides object authenticity, J2SDK 1.2 introduced an interface, java.security.Guard, and a class, java.security.GuardedObject, that may be used for object-level access control. A GuardedObject is used to protect access to another object. A GuardedObject encapsulates a target object and a Guard object. Once a target object is encapsulated by a GuardedObject, access to that object is controlled by the getObject method. This method invokes the checkGuard method on the java.security.Guard object that is guarding access. If access is allowed, checkGuard returns silently; if access is not allowed, it throws a SecurityException. A GuardedObject and protection of access to the target object via ...
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