java.util

Class PropertyPermission

Implemented Interfaces:
Guard, Serializable

public final class PropertyPermission
extends BasicPermission

This class is for property permissions.

The name is the name of the property ("java.home", "os.name", etc). The naming convention follows the hierarchical property naming convention. Also, an asterisk may appear at the end of the name, following a ".", or by itself, to signify a wildcard match. For example: "java.*" or "*" is valid, "*java" or "a*b" is not valid.

The actions to be granted are passed to the constructor in a string containing a list of zero or more comma-separated keywords. The possible keywords are "read" and "write". Their meaning is defined as follows:

System.getProperty
System.setProperty

The actions string is converted to lowercase before processing.

Care should be taken before granting code permission to access certain system properties. For example, granting permission to access the "java.home" system property gives potentially malevolent code sensitive information about the system environment (the Java installation directory). Also, granting permission to access the "user.name" and "user.home" system properties gives potentially malevolent code sensitive information about the user environment (the user's account name and home directory).

Since:
1.2
See Also:
BasicPermission, Permission, Permissions, PermissionCollection, SecurityManager, Serialized Form

Constructor Summary

PropertyPermission(String name, String actions)
Creates a new PropertyPermission object with the specified name.

Method Summary

boolean
equals(Object obj)
Checks two PropertyPermission objects for equality.
String
getActions()
Returns the "canonical string representation" of the actions.
int
hashCode()
Returns the hash code value for this object.
boolean
implies(Permission p)
Checks if this PropertyPermission object "implies" the specified permission.
PermissionCollection
newPermissionCollection()
Returns a new PermissionCollection object for storing PropertyPermission objects.

Methods inherited from class java.security.BasicPermission

equals, getActions, hashCode, implies, newPermissionCollection

Methods inherited from class java.security.Permission

checkGuard, equals, getActions, getName, hashCode, implies, newPermissionCollection, toString

Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

clone, equals, extends Object> getClass, finalize, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Details

PropertyPermission

public PropertyPermission(String name,
                          String actions)
Creates a new PropertyPermission object with the specified name. The name is the name of the system property, and actions contains a comma-separated list of the desired actions granted on the property. Possible actions are "read" and "write".
Parameters:
name - the name of the PropertyPermission.
actions - the actions string.
Usages and Demos :

View More Examples of PropertyPermission(String name,String actions)
   1:       perms = new Permissions();
   2:       perms.add(new java.util.PropertyPermission("*","read"));
   3:       perms.add(new java.lang.RuntimePermission("queuePrintJob"));
   4:       perms.add(new java.net.SocketPermission("*","connect"));
   5:       

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   1:         {
   2:                 p = new PropertyPermission("java.class.path", "write");
   3:                 AccessController.checkPermission(p);
   4:                 throw new IllegalStateException("access allowed for: "+p);
   5:             }

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   1:             {
   2:                 p = new PropertyPermission("java.class.path", "write");
   3:                 AccessController.checkPermission(p);
   4:                 throw new IllegalStateException("access allowed for: "+p);
   5:             }

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   1:          perm.add(new SocketPermission("*:1024-65535", "accept, connect, listen, resolve"));
   2:          perm.add(new PropertyPermission("*", "read"));
   3:          perm.add(new RuntimePermission("accessClassInPackage.*"));
   4:          URL sec = findResource(securityFile);
   5:          System.out.println(sec);

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Method Details

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)
Checks two PropertyPermission objects for equality. Checks that obj is a PropertyPermission, and has the same name and actions as this object.

Overrides:
equals in interface BasicPermission
Parameters:
obj - the object we are testing for equality with this object.
Returns:
true if obj is a PropertyPermission, and has the same name and actions as this PropertyPermission object.

getActions

public String getActions()
Returns the "canonical string representation" of the actions. That is, this method always returns present actions in the following order: read, write. For example, if this PropertyPermission object allows both write and read actions, a call to getActions will return the string "read,write".
Overrides:
getActions in interface BasicPermission
Returns:
the canonical string representation of the actions.

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Returns the hash code value for this object. The hash code used is the hash code of this permissions name, that is, getName().hashCode(), where getName is from the Permission superclass.
Overrides:
hashCode in interface BasicPermission
Returns:
a hash code value for this object.

implies

public boolean implies(Permission p)
Checks if this PropertyPermission object "implies" the specified permission.

More specifically, this method returns true if:

  • p is an instanceof PropertyPermission,

  • p's actions are a subset of this object's actions, and

  • p's name is implied by this object's name. For example, "java.*" implies "java.home".
Overrides:
implies in interface BasicPermission
Parameters:
p - the permission to check against.
Returns:
true if the specified permission is implied by this object, false if not.

newPermissionCollection

public PermissionCollection newPermissionCollection()
Returns a new PermissionCollection object for storing PropertyPermission objects.

Overrides:
newPermissionCollection in interface BasicPermission
Returns:
a new PermissionCollection object suitable for storing PropertyPermissions.