org.apache.catalina
Interface Authenticator

All Known Implementing Classes:
AuthenticatorBase

public interface Authenticator

An Authenticator is a component (usually a Valve or Container) that provides some sort of authentication service. The interface itself has no functional significance, but is used as a tagging mechanism so that other components can detect the presence (via an "instanceof Authenticator" test) of an already configured authentication service.

Version:
$Revision: 1.4 $ $Date: 2004/08/26 22:05:20 $
Author:
Craig R. McClanahan



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