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what is a principal?

In jGuard, a Principal is handled as a role. jGuard handle mainly the jGuardPrincipal class provided. it may support other java.security.Principal implementations.

What is a Role?

a role is an 'abstract' notion which is not shared in the same way by many people.

  • a group is a collection of people.
  • a role is a responsability owned by a collection of people, which implies some permissions.
  • so, a role is 'linked' to people AND permissions.
  • a group is only 'linked' to people.
but some people view a role only like a group.
Created by diabolo512 on 2006/02/09 14:35

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