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/*
 * This file is part of PFIXCORE.
 *
 * PFIXCORE is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 * it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
 * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
 * (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * PFIXCORE is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
 * GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
 * along with PFIXCORE; if not, write to the Free Software
 * Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA
 */

package de.schlund.pfixcore.editor2.core.spring;

/**
 * Specifies a context in which all operations which are limited to
 * certain users / groups are running. The SecurityContext allows the
 * SecurityManager to check whether permission to process a certain action
 * should be granted or denied.
 * 
 * @author Sebastian Marsching <sebastian.marsching@1und1.de>
 */
public interface SecurityContext {
    /**
     * Has to return a unique identifier which distinctly identifies the
     * security principal being used. This can be e.g. an username.
     * 
     * @return Unique identifier for the principal being used
     */
    String getPrincipalId();
}
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