Class NTSid

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Serializable, Principal
    Direct Known Subclasses:
    NTSidDomainPrincipal, NTSidGroupPrincipal, NTSidPrimaryGroupPrincipal, NTSidUserPrincipal

    public class NTSid
    extends Object
    implements Principal, Serializable
    This class implements the Principal interface and represents information about a Windows NT user, group or realm.

    Windows NT chooses to represent users, groups and realms (or domains) with not only common names, but also relatively unique numbers. These numbers are called Security IDentifiers, or SIDs. Windows NT also provides services that render these SIDs into string forms. This class represents these string forms.

    Principals such as this NTSid may be associated with a particular Subject to augment that Subject with an additional identity. Refer to the Subject class for more information on how to achieve this. Authorization decisions can then be based upon the Principals associated with a Subject.

    See Also:
    Principal, Subject, Serialized Form
    • Method Detail

      • getName

        public String getName()
        Return a string version of this NTSid.
        Specified by:
        getName in interface Principal
        a string version of this NTSid
      • toString

        public String toString()
        Return a string representation of this NTSid.
        Specified by:
        toString in interface Principal
        toString in class Object
        a string representation of this NTSid.
      • equals

        public boolean equals​(Object o)
        Compares the specified Object with this NTSid for equality. Returns true if the given object is also a NTSid and the two NTSids have the same String representation.
        Specified by:
        equals in interface Principal
        equals in class Object
        o - Object to be compared for equality with this NTSid.
        true if the specified Object is equal to this NTSid.
        See Also:
        Object.hashCode(), HashMap