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From Guo-ping.Zh...@sybase.com
Subject why getCallerPrincipal not "getCallerSubject"?
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 07:31:09 GMT
Hi,

I was confused about EJBContext.getCallerPrincipal() signature?

Looks like Subject and Principal can both refer to identity. But from 
following:

A Subject may have many Principals. For example, a person may have a name 
Principal ("John Doe") and a SSN Principal ("123-45-6789"), which 
distinguish it from other subjects.

Why not use Subject instead of Principal to identify the caller? In J2ee 
specifications, we are also talking about Principal, not Subject?

Thanks & Best Regards, 
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