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package org.eclipse.jetty.security;
/* ------------------------------------------------------------ */
Login Service Interface.

The Login service provides an abstract mechanism for an Authenticator to check credentials and to create a org.eclipse.jetty.server.UserIdentity using the set IdentityService.

public interface LoginService
    
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------ */
    

Returns:
Get the name of the login service (aka Realm name)
    String getName();
    
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------ */
    
Login a user.

Parameters:
username The user name
credentials The users credentials
Returns:
A UserIdentity if the credentials matched, otherwise null
    UserIdentity login(String username,Object credentials);
    
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------ */
    
Validate a user identity. Validate that a UserIdentity previously created by a call to login(java.lang.String,java.lang.Object) is still valid.

Parameters:
user The user to validate
Returns:
true if authentication has not been revoked for the user.
    boolean validate(UserIdentity user);
    
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------ */
    
Get the IdentityService associated with this Login Service.

Returns:
the IdentityService associated with this Login Service.
    
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------ */
    
Set the IdentityService associated with this Login Service.

Parameters:
service the IdentityService associated with this Login Service.
    void setIdentityService(IdentityService service);
    
    void logout(UserIdentity user);
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