Interface TokenAuthentication

All Superinterfaces:
All Known Implementing Classes:
JWEAuthentication, JWSAuthentication, JWTEAuthentication, JWTSAuthentication

public interface TokenAuthentication extends Authentication

An authentication which comprises a token that uniquely and securely identifies the authentication.

An Authenticator might respond with a token authentication to communicate temporary credentials resulting from the authentication to the authenticated entity. These TokenCredentials can then later be used by the entity to authenticate using a different channel in a simpler or more perfomant way than the original authentication.

A properly secured token should be collision-free and hardly forgeable.

Jeremy Kuhn
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  • Method Details

    • getToken

      String getToken()

      Returns the token resulting from the authentication process.

      a token that securely identifies the authentication