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package com.sun.jersey.spi.container;
Security context that allows establishing a subject before a resource method or a sub-resource locator is called. Container or filters should set an implementation of this interface to the request context using ContainerRequest.setSecurityContext( When Jersey detects this kind of context is in the request scope, it will use doAsSubject( method to dispatch the request to a resource method (or to call a sub-resource locator).

Martin Matula <>
public interface SubjectSecurityContext extends SecurityContext {
Jersey wraps calls to resource methods and sub-resource locators in instance and passes it to this method when dispatching a request. Implementations should do the needful to establish a and invoke the passed as the parameter using,

action - to be executed by this method after establishing a subject.
result of the action
    public Object doAsSubject(PrivilegedAction action);
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