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From BugRat Mail System <>
Subject BugRat Report #44 has been filed.
Date Mon, 28 Aug 2000 13:28:39 GMT
Bug report #44 has just been filed.

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REPORT #44 Details.

Project: Catalina
Category: Feature Requests
SubCategory: Enhancement
Class: suggest
State: received
Priority: low
Severity: non-critical
Confidence: public
   Release: dunno
   JVM Release: all
   Operating System: all
   OS Release: all
   Platform: all

Design of RealmBase class

I'm not so sure that RealmBase should declare:

  protected abstract String getPassword(String username);

an abstract method. A few authentication systems will not return a password, but rather evaluate
the password that the user supplies. Perhaps a better abstract method would be:

  protected abstract boolean validatePassword(String username, String password);

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