Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS)
The Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) is a set of APIs
that enable services to authenticate and enforce access controls upon users.
It implements a Java technology version of the standard Pluggable
Authentication Module (PAM) framework, and supports user-based authorization.
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JAAS in Java 2 SDK, v 1.4
Originally introduced as an optional package (JAAS 1.0) to version 1.3 of the Java 2 SDK, JAAS has now been integrated into the Java 2 SDK, version 1.4
. The previous release, JAAS 1.0
, is an optional package to the Java 2 SDK, version 1.3.x.
Foundation Profile 1.1 JSR 219
An expert group working via the Java Community Process
defined an optional package comprising the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE), Java Cryptography Extension (JCE), and Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) APIs for use with Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition Foundation Profile implementations.