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package org.jboss.security;

Interface to cache passwords retrieved from external commands.

Author(s):
Peter Skopek <pskopek@redhat.com>
Version:
$Revision:$
public interface PasswordCache {
   
   
Checks whether the cache already contains given key. Non zero timeOut will be checked to expire cache entry.

Parameters:
key
timeOut
Returns:
   public boolean contains(String keylong timeOut);
   
   
Get password from the cache. Returns null if there is no such key in the cache.

Parameters:
key
Returns:
   char[] getPassword(String key); 
   
   
Store password to the cache.

Parameters:
key
password
   public void storePassword(String keychar[] password);

   
Reset the cache (clean whole cache and start all over again).
   public void reset();
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