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Copyright (C) 2014 Philip Helger (www.helger.com) philip[at]helger[dot]com Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.
package com.helger.appbasics.security.password.constraint;
Base interface for a single password constraint type.

Author(s):
Philip Helger
public interface IPasswordConstraint
{
  
Check if the supplied password matches this constraint

Parameters:
sPlainTextPassword The plain text password to check. May be null.
Returns:
true if it is valid, false if it is not
  boolean isPasswordValid (@Nullable String sPlainTextPassword);

  
Get a description of this constraint, so that it can be displayed to the user

Parameters:
aContentLocale The locale to get the description in. Never null.
Returns:
null if no text is present in the provided locale
  String getDescription (@Nonnull Locale aContentLocale);

  
This method is responsible for filling a micro element for serializing the password constraints.

Parameters:
aElement The element to be filled. Never null.
  void fillMicroElement (@Nonnull IMicroElement aElement);
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